> I have just got a new G4 Powerbook (15"), 1GHz with 1GB of RAM. The priceUnfortunately yes. My 12" iBook2 with 386MB RAM is a loosing power at> was too good to resist!
> Anyway, I'm finding that under sleep I'm losing about 1% per hour of sleep
> of battery. This seems much more than I used to lose with my Wallstreet
> under 8.6. Is this normal?
about the same rate.
Actually IIRC the 1GB of RAM are probably only worsening the problem
since the complete Gigabyte has to be kept under a certain current so
that it doesn't loose its content.
(I don't know if something is developed yet that can distinguish "used"
from unallocated RAM and powers of the latter when suspending).
Isn't the power-up time just long enough to get something to eat and> If I put the machine for sleep over the weekend,
> there's barely enough power to wake.
dring before starting to work? ;-)
I'm quite exited about the software suspend-to-disk in the coming> I know you're supposed to shutdown for extended periods of non-use but I
> like to have the machine up and running quickly when I pull it out. Of
> course, I could leave it plugged in but then it would not be very secure.
Linux 2.6 kernel which will save the RAM to disk and then completely
power off. The bootup time will then only be the time it takes to copy
the memory stored on the harddrive back to RAM (ok, plus kernel
I wonder why OS X doesn't have something similar in Panther with laptops
being a key market for Apple.