Author Topic: Testing r9 microwatt battery real life efficiency vs Arch i3's  (Read 624 times)


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Salutations to you watters from a long time Linux user.

I may try WattOS r9 microwatt on a Atom powered netbook I got. Would like to see how battery life compare with the installed and also minimal Arch i3. after some bang-for-watt optimization the later is giving the same autonomy it had back six years ago.
Only launched in qemu whattOS shows pretty interesting speed and NRJ figures out of powertop :)
I'll probably replace Midori with Xombrero browser which I find both more efficient, tweakable and fun.

About OS general real life speed, I recently got antiX installed on a old Mama's PC. According to all who tested it makes her AMD 3000 machine just back on Main St.! I might test wattOS on this side as well, time permitting.

If you guys have any advice that you think might be interesting for a brand newcomer, I'm all ear!


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Re: Testing r9 microwatt battery real life efficiency vs Arch i3's
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 03:34:03 PM »
Microwatt will beat Arch's i3 hands down. I've done various tests and stuff like booting time and app loading times differ, a lot.
Can't say I've tested the battery's out though because I don't have a laptop I could use.