On Sat, 8 Nov 2014, Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote: > Am Samstag, 8. November 2014 schrieb Felmon Davis: >> folks, >> >> hoping to drink from the font of your wisdom. >> >> I have a NAS through which I can pipe printing via cups. it works fine >> but I wonder if it wouldn't save electricity to get a dedicated print >> server and only use the NAS when I am doing serious backups. >> >> btw my problem with kpowersave not showing configuration options was >> solved (sort of) by restarting /usr/sbin/hald. long for a cleaner >> solution. that's a different topic. >> >> what about NAS vs print servers? >> >> F. >> > > Anything that consumes power when you do not use it is a waste of > some kind, at least of money. > > Nik yes, of course. so the question is: would a print server consume less power? I assume either it is not on all the time - perhaps hibernates? -, or one can turn it on and off without damaging it? (I don't want to be switching the NAS on and off alot.) F. -- Felmon Davis A friend in need is a pest indeed.