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Re: Power savings and trusting Linux firewall

 Bill Ricker wrote: 
> Current Linux Magazine has article on PowerTOP software, to configure 
> a laptop or other power-scaling system to not burn CPU needlessly. 
> Using an old laptop with power scaling as the one "always on" server 
> is an alternative to using the opensource router. 
> Is a MacMini as power efficient as it looks? 

It's my understanding that using laptops for 24/7 servers is a bad idea 
because they're not designed for that duty cycle.  The fans are tiny and 
will fail if left on that long.  Laptops also get pretty hot under load. 
  Also, the power bricks are often pretty inefficient relative to a good 
desktop power supply. 

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