Blog action day: Save the planet, energy-saving computer tricks

Centrale électriqueToday is Blog Action Day: The day that bloggers chose to try and help save the planet from the impact of Human activity. For my own part, I decided to collect a few ideas to save energy in your computer usage:

  • Upgrade your gear
  • Dim your screen
  • Consolidate and virtualize computers
  • Turn off peripherals
  • Kill unnecessary processes
  • Get a smart power switch
  • Enable energy saver settings
  • Unplug energy vampires
  • Spin down your hard drive
  • Shut down the computer

Another trick: Power saving remote computing.