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Microsoft to issue patch for Core Duo power glitch

Marc Perton
02.14.06
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It was just a few weeks ago that the sleuths at Tom's Hardware uncovered the cause of a mysterious power drain that reduced battery life in some Core Duo-powered laptops: an uncooperative Microsoft power-management driver. Now, Microsoft has done the right thing and is developing a patch to address the problem -- though the company has yet to announce a ship date for the fix. Props to Tom's for uncovering the bug in the first place, and for doing the digging to find out what was causing it. Let's hope that Microsoft (and Intel) learn from the experience: you can run down batteries, but you can't hide.

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