hogfan wrote:I'm still on Mint 13 here with backports repo enabled. Jupiter is working well for me on my Dell XPS 14z with Mint 13 Maya & Cinnamon 1.6. In my opinion, Jupiter shouldn't even be necessary. Apparently from what I've read, Windows power management is still leaps & bounds above Linux power management. I don't really understand why that is with all of the mobile devices running linux-based OS these day. From what I understand the power management issues are not with the specific distro, but lie within the Linux Kernel. If a resource hog like Windows can get 3 - 4 hrs of battery life, you would think Linux would be to get at least that. Power management is an area where Linux still falls short.
This is precisely my understanding as well - although it does seem weird that it hasn't caught up yet. My laptop battery is a bit sketchy regardless of the kernel's power consumption, so I don't really worry about the issue, however (at least at this point - a new battery for the machine would change that)
Dell Dimension 4600i, nVidia GeForce 6300, 4 GB RAM, Linux Mint 13 32-bit, MATE edition
Dell Latitude D400, Intel Graphics, 1 GB RAM, Linux Mint 13 32-bit, MATE edition
Gateway DX4860, Sapphire Radeon HD 5450, 8 GB RAM, Linux Mint 13 64-bit, MATE edition