In article <thomas-A16D78.12221911072003news.tm.net.my>,
Thomas Chai <thomasterminaljunkie.com> wrote:
I didn't see the original post in the thread, so please excuse my> In article <slrnat319v.49.fafaBADBRAIN.mofo.net>,
> User & <fafaBADBRAIN.mofo.net> wrote:
>> > In article <d0e71a7d.0211120555.2af5fe3posting.google.com> , AlanU wrote:> > > Is there a UNIX command which returns information about the battery
> > > status of a powerbook running OS X?
> > >
> > > This would form a useful starting point for a program that
> > > automatically dims the screen when the computer is running on
> > > batteries. given the relatively poor battery life on OS X this might
> > > be of interest to others as well as myself.
> > >
> > > Thanks
jumping in late.
I recently bought a new battery for my Pismo (400MHz, 20GB, 392MB RAM,
OS X 10.2.6) and have found battery life to be as good as when I
originally got it (400MHz, 6GB, 128MB RAM, OS 9.1). With my new battery
(same capacity as the original), I get around 4 or 4.5 hours of use out
of it, without using any particularly draconian energy-management
techniques. This is just my experience, but it appears that the latest
versions of OS X are really quite good at power conservation.
That said, an automatic screen-dimming app is interesting. It would be
more useful for me if my screen were bright enough to warrant dimming
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