Hidden cost of web advertising: Firefox 40% more energy efficient than IE

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Pinga, Jul 6, 2010.

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  1. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

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  2. vasa1

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    Great post!

    A long time ago, someone had also claimed that the white background common to most web-pages also consumes more energy than a darker background. I don't know any more on the matter ...

    in edit: of course, your post relates to CPU usage that is perhaps incurred to display complicated visuals.
     
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  3. chronomatic

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    There are many things our computers do that use unnecessary energy. One of those is the distributed computing projects that people voluntarily run when their computer is idle. A very ironic one is the project that uses these machines to study global warming. :cool:
     
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