Please be warned before posting here: this is going to be an experiment where I’d like to be extremely positive and want everyone participating to also be extremely positive. I want to melt your teeth with the sweetness! I stopped contributing to open source in my free time because the whole community seemed so hateful and angry, it went from dualbooting with Linux because it was cool to have it on the side, to hating everything else and therefore using Linux. At least that’s what I was experiencing so I want to see if a negativity-free topic could inspire me a bit more!
I’ll start with one, and will write more over time:
PowerTOP is awesome! PowerTOP is a command line utility that lets you quickly apply some battery saving tweaks when you unplug your laptop, so it will stay alive a little while longer. Install it using
sudo apt install powertop,
sudo dnf install powertop,
sudo pacman -S powertop, or your distribution equivalent. Activate the quick power consumption tweaks using
sudo powertop --auto-tune. You can apply the tweaks during boot time, and if there’s interest I’ll share a cool service file for it!