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  # 111334 18-Feb-2008 10:51
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chakkaradeep: And moreover, the Laptop is for mobility and highly customized for that purpose. I have seen the Power Management in Vista is really good. I have used my laptop all the way from ChristChurch to Dunedin working and I am happy with what Vista gave me during that travelling time. It also highly depends on the configuration of your laptop. I use 9-Cell Lithium Battery and sure you can see Battery boost.

By the way this is not about whether Vista gives you good battery life or not.

This is about the lack of a sensible default power mode that smartly changes options depending on whether the laptop is running on AC power.

Vista (and XP and other OSs) HAVE the ability to have a smart configuration configured by default. Vista just doesn't have it pre-configured and it's annoying.  

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  # 111335 18-Feb-2008 10:56
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ahmad:
This is about the lack of a sensible default power mode that smartly changes options depending on whether the laptop is running on AC power.

Vista (and XP and other OSs) HAVE the ability to have a smart configuration configured by default. Vista just doesn't have it pre-configured and it's annoying.


Well, then NO OPERATING SYSTEM will behave the way you want. Even Linux has its own way of dealing things. You are not ready to see things beyound a point.

"that smartly changes options depending on whether the laptop is running on AC power."

This is what I am telling that it is already available and has different schmes in a single Power Plan. Can someone explain more on this? I am done with this discussion. Just complaining when things are there and not ready to analyse them is not an excuse! Remember, its been used widely and if such an option was not available till now, even I wouldnt use Vista!




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ahmad:
Vista (and XP and other OSs) HAVE the ability to have a smart configuration configured by default. Vista just doesn't have it pre-configured and it's annoying.


I am sorry, thats not true.




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  # 111346 18-Feb-2008 11:25
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Chaks, everything I want is already in the OS.

I tried to explain but you didn't understand. I'll use a matrix:


Power Source:                                                AC Power   (1)            |            Battery  (2)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                   |
What I choose in Windows:                                                             |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                   |
High Performance                                              Ideal                     |       Uses more power
            (A)                                                                                    |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                   |
Power Saver                                              Lowers performance         |            Ideal
            (B)                                                                                    |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Currently, to keep my computer in the "ideal" boxes, I have to MANUALLY adjust each time I change power source. OR I have to manually configure a new power scheme, which looks like this:

                                                                 AC POWER                 |           BATTERY
                                                                                                 |
Manual Power Scheme:                                 Options (A)(1)            |         Options (B)(2)


Chaks - the ability is already there. Before you say it's not, just re-read what I've posted. Above shows that it is already within the OS capabilities. It's just that *I* have to make the power scheme. It should have been there out of the box, especially as they don't fully explain the options within the configuration when I go to customise a new one.

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