Increase battery life in linux

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  • GitHub repo powerplan

    This is a one man project. It's been out for a couple of day. We are only two people testing it. The battery life is now miles better than what I had on other measures (including TLP and power profiles daemon).

  • GitHub repo googler

    :mag: Google from the terminal

    web browsing, bookmarks: w3m, googler, buku

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  • GitHub repo buku

    :bookmark: Personal mini-web in text

    web browsing, bookmarks: w3m, googler, buku

  • GitHub repo mocp

    Music On Console Player

    music: moc

  • GitHub repo rtorrent

    rTorrent BitTorrent client

    long downloads: aria2, rtorrent

  • GitHub repo nnn

    n³ The unorthodox terminal file manager

    file management: nnn

  • GitHub repo aria2

    aria2 is a lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility operated in command-line. It supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.

    long downloads: aria2, rtorrent

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • GitHub repo System76 Power Management

    System76 Power Management

    TLP and Powertop will yield significant gains relative to the atrocious battery life out of the box, but fall about 50% short of basic Windows or macOS performance 5 years ago - However, System76 power management seems to do very well - about the time I gave up on Fedora (33 - mostly because of the putrid battery life) & went back to an older OSX I first heard about it and people were raving about how close it was to the performance of the big commercial OSes. - Plus I have a linux box running System76 Ubuntu (slated for a Rocky upgrade) and can confirm that the battery life is within 50-70% of a commercial OS - far, far better than anything else I have seen in the Linux ecosystem.

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