Sunday, March 08, 2009

10 ways to go green with Linux

10 ways to go green with Linux | 10 Things | TechRepublic.com
From reduced packaging to energy savings to extended equipment lifecycles, Linux can help you green up your tech environment. Jack Wallen looks at some of the eco-friendly benefits of running Linux.

If you’re not beginning to think green, you’re a release behind. In today’s world you have to think green. But how do you do that without installing a roof of solar panels? If you are using (or thinking of using) Linux, you’re one step ahead of the competition.

In this article, you will find 10 solid ways to start thinking green in your IT department. It’s responsible, it’s smart, and it’ll save you money and time on this great planet.

  1. Reduced landfill
  2. Powertop
  3. Netbooks
  4. Zonbu
  5. Money savings
  6. Less energy-demanding desktops
  7. Custom-compiled kernel
  8. Kpowersave, ACPI, and other power-saving tools
  9. Migration from Windows Server
  10. Only the daemons you need to run