a. environmentally sound or beneficial;
b. concerned with or supporting environmentalism;
c. tending to preserve environmental quality (as by being recyclable, biodegradable, or nonpolluting)
//greenest Zorin OS
Installing Zorin OS to breath new life in/or extend the use of older computers that would otherwise would have been discarded, is in itself already beneficial for the environment by preventing more e-waste and reducing the need to excavate more materials that make a computer.
Using any computer however, does require electricity. This always requires natural resources at some point, which can be reduced by limiting power-draw. Even if you use solar power or other forms of green energy exclusively, you would need fewer panels, batteries or >insert power source here< to power your computer(s) and other appliances you rely on.
- Lower power-draw means lower heat production, means greater longevity of computer parts;
- Extended battery life (for mobile devices);
- Reduced electricity bills.
In this context I'm really curious about two things:
- Has anyone compared power-draw/battery life for Zorin OS Core/Pro and Zorin OS (Pro) Lite? Gnome or XFCE versions?
I would imagine that because XFCE requires less computing power, the draw is lower. But then again, Gnome sees more development and could be more optimised out-of-the-box.
- Has anyone ever compared power-saving tools/settings on Zorin OS? Benefits vs drawbacks?
I'm talking about the use of general power settings, TLP, System76-power, PowerTOP, auto-cpufreq, Slimbook Battery, etc.