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power efficiency

That's a good question.  My Macbook gets SUPER hot, so hot it's almost
unbelievable.  That being said, the battery life is really good.  I think
Apples in general have really good batteries.  The newer generations
especially.  Some of the newest Macbook Pros can last 7-8 hours due to the
new super high capacity battery.  The new batteries have a 1000 charge cycle
compared to the 300 charge cycle of the older machines.

I don't think there is anything inherent in the OS X operating system that
contributes greatly to the battery life being extended.  The power
management options are similar to that of Windows or Linux.  Perhaps there
is something going on behind the scenes to in the OS to extend the battery


On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 5:43 PM, Tom Metro <tmetro-blu-5a1Jt6qxUNc at> wrote:

> Jarod Wilson wrote:
> > The battery life on my 17" MacBook Pro under Mac OS X slaughters the
> > battery life on any Linux-running netbook too.
> Really? Is that attributable to the power management in OS X being that
> far ahead of Linux, or is it the MacBook Pro hardware?
>  -Tom
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