Timothy Murphy wrote:
There has been a recent scare posting on SlashDot,
"Ubuntu May Be Killing Your Laptop's Hard Drive",
suggesting that Ubuntu
"may be dramatically shortening the life of your laptop's
hard drive due to an aggressive power-saving feature".
It wasn't clear to me if the action described
is actually restricted to Ubuntu,
or is common to all Linux distributions.
Does it in fact affect Fedora?
This is a unnecessarily attention grabbing headline. The problem has
been discussed in fedora-devel list in detail and Fedora weekly news
report has provided a summary.