Estas dicas ajudam a resolver no Ubuntu alguns desses problemas:
Digg - Newly-leaked Antitrust Memo: Bill Gates on Making ACPI Not Work with Linux
Newly-leaked Antitrust Memo: Bill Gates on Making ACPI Not Work with Linux
antitrust.slated.org — Bill Gates: "Maybe we can define the APIs so that they work weel with NT and not the others even if they are open. Or maybe we could patent something related to this." [PDF Warning]
LessWatts.org - Saving Power on Intel systems with Linux
IntroductionThe goal of this project is to enable Linux to take advantage of platforms that support ACPI (Advanced Configuration & Power Interface).
ACPI has been supported on virtually all high-volume i386, x86_64, and ia64 systems, since 1999.
This abstraction allows the OS and the platform to evolve independently.
Not only should a new OS be able to handle old hardware, but an old OS should be able to handle new hardware.