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    Battery maintenance?

    Hi all,

    my standard procedure with laptop batteries is to take it out when power is plugged in, for two reasons: (1) to keep it cool, and (2) to save on "battery cycles" i.e. to prevent the battery being loaded even though it is only slightly decharged.

    Now my question is whether this is outdated behavior. A colleague mentioned that todays operating systems treat batteries in a clever way, decharging and charging them to optimize battery life time.

    Is this true for Linux? And if so, what software packages do I need to install to get this kind of "battery maintenance"?

    thx! kai

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    Well it is still advice that is preached today and you also have to wonder what happens when the laptop is shut down. The OS no longer has control over it and it is the BIOS that controls the charging.

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