Archive for 5 April 2009

Green Computing

5 April 2009

microclient
Quite a bit of my screen time lately has been at the keyboard of a Norhtec Microclient Sr. This little machine uses 5 to 7 watts of power, a tenth of the power of a full-sized PC. It’s only a 500 Mhz processor, so it is not fast. Still, just prior to this post I was using OpenOffice.org, GIMP, Freemind and Firefox all at once on Mandriva 2009 with KDE and the speed was quite acceptable. The Microclient is fanless and I run it using a compact flash card instead of a hard drive so the system is also completely silent.

Save power, save money, save space. I am looking forward to trying the 1 Ghz Microclient Jr DX soon!

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