Torvalds’ Linux is ready to go green

by admin January 31, 2008 at 4:53 pm

The infrastructure and tools required to make Linux a green operating system are now in place, according to Linus Torvalds, who was in Melbourne this week attending Australia’s largest Linux conference.

In an interview at the conference today, Torvalds admitted that Linux was lagging behind on power management and energy diagnosis tools.

“It is an area we were pretty weak a few years ago and just building up the infrastructure took a long time but now we are at a point where we have most of it done.

“That doesn’t mean we are done. Now we have an infrastructure in place … we have the tools to measure power and notice when the power is higher and why that is — which is pretty important. Before, it used to be a black box,” said Torvalds.

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