Linux Ecology HOWTO

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The Ecology-HOWTO discusses ways Linux computers can be used as a means to protect our environment, by using its features to save power or paper. 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.

1. Introduction

  • 1.1 Objectives
  • 1.2 Caveats
  • 1.3 About the Document and the Authors

2. Reduction of Power Consumption

3. Alternative Power Supplies – Sun, Wind, Water

4. Noise Reduction

  • 4.1 Fan
  • 4.2 Harddisk
  • 4.3 Speakers

5. Saving Consumables (Paper, Ink, etc.)

6. Ecological Behaviour is Convenient

7. Recycling of Consumables (Paper, Printer Cartrigdes, CD, Floppies, Tapes)

8. Reduction of Radiation, Electro Magnetic Fields, Heat

9. Extending the Life Cycle of your Hardware

10. X10 – Home Automation System

11. Uninterruptable Power Supply – UPS

12. Games

13. Ecology Software (Simulation, Datacollection, Statistics, etc.)

14. Related Projects, Mailing Lists and Newsgroups

15. Credits

16. Revision History

17. Copyright and Disclaimer

18. Appendix A – Linux with Laptops

19. Appendix B – MP3-Hardware-Decoder at Parallel Port

20. Appendix C – Bibliography

21. Appendix D – Recommendations for Buying a New Computer

22. Appendix E – A New Environmentally Friendly Hardware Design

23. Appendix F – Computer Related Eco Labels

24. Appendix G – Other Operating Systems

25. Appendix H – URLs of Recylers

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