Well, here I am. It is 5 pm. It is already dark in my room and I am using my usb lamp instead of the light.
I just finished reading about saving energy with Linux. Everything from Powertop to screen savers. There is this really good application called Bootup Manager, which makes sure that everything is running efficiently from the time you boot up to the time you shut down. That includes updates as well. You can find it in Synaptic. What I'm not too clear about as to whether screen savers are needed or not. I'm sure that some really use alot of energy. But they are really works of art, aren't they? If you have your computer shut down automatically after a few minutes, why do you need them. I rarely leave it on. Even if I have to leave suddenly to answer the phone,etc.it shuts off by itself (except for the monitor). I see the green light on, then remember to turn it off. It saves me from having to worry about shutting it off.
I really like the idea that Ubuntu boots up and shuts down quickly. I no sooner press the shut down button, then well it is off. Some might think that those few seconds saved aren't much. But it adds up. If everybody does their bit to save energy... something good might come of it.
And while I'm at it. Can Youtube videos be seen on Linux, do I need any special applications?