[LAU] use your pc as an music player (and safe energy)

Justin Smith noisesmith at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 13:48:43 EDT 2009

On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 3:59 AM, Grammostola Rosea
<rosea.grammostola at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Music is digitalized now and so I use more and more my pc for listening
> to music. I guess this are just modern times....
> But this are also the times of a planet what get destroyed and less
> important  money  just disappears...
> So I want to save as much energy as possible without buying another pc.
> Is there a way to handle this? What are the tricks or are there 'green'
> distro's?
> Thanks in advance,
> \r
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One possibility is using applications that use less CPU, the harder
your CPU works, the more energy it turns in to waste heat. For this,
avoid things written in dynamic languages, and in general try to use
the smallest and most efficient program for a given task (you could
look at applications recommended for older/slower computers like
blackbox / evilwm / rox-filer / xfce / lxde / etc. and using a command
line application whenever possible rather than a full GUI will save a
large amount of CPU / disk usage as well.

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