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The Linux-Ecology-HOWTO discusses ways to make computers less harmful to our environment and to solve some ecological issues. It explains how to use Linux to save power and consumables like paper and ink. Since it does not require big hardware, Linux may be used with old computers to make their life cycle longer. Games may be used in environmental education and software is available to simulate ecological processes.

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  •  01 Oct 2009 09:32

    Release Notes: All URLs have been checked and many minor enhancements have been made.

    •  22 Jun 2007 18:03

      Release Notes: Some information about energy-efficient products and standards has been added.

      •  21 Jun 2007 08:18

        Release Notes: A new chapter about using spare CPU cycles has been added, the Green Linux initiative of the Linux Foundation has been mentioned, and the abstract has been made more precise.

        •  30 May 2007 18:58

          Release Notes: A short description of Intel's LinuxPowerTop project has been added to the Powermanagement section, the Nuke Anything Enhanced FireFox extension and kprinter are now mentioned in the Printer section, some minor enhancements have been made, and all URLs have been checked.

          •  13 Mar 2006 12:04

            Release Notes: A link to ledcontrol has been added. Some minor changes were made.


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