Jupiter : Simple Hardware control
Jupiter is a hardware and power management applet that, whilst targeted at netbooks, works on all laptops, netbooks and desktops.
What is it?Born from the bones of the popular EeeTray applet, Jupiter sees a shift in focus towards better usability and easier configuration whilst retaining the powerful feature set users of EeePC Tray are accustomed to.
Using JupiterOnce running it sits in your system tray/notification area displaying a 'lightning bolt' icon. The icon changes colour based on the current performance mode. Right clicking on this icon displays various different options. Note that Jupiter only displays an option in your menu if your system has/supports it. This means that not every feature detailed below may be accessible to you. Power Management: Jupiter has three different "performance modes" all determined by evaluating the CPUFreq capability within the kernel. These are:
Maximum PerformanceMaximum Performance mode allows your computer to use the maximum capability available for your CPU. Ideal for when you need some extra kick performance wise but a total drain on battery life.
High PerformanceA perfect "mid way" solution. High Performance mode is an "On Demand" mode which means it reduces power consumption when your processor is idle but can provide extra power when needed.
Power SaverThe ideal setting if you need your battery to last, this mode reduces your CPU speed to its minimum allowing for better energy conservation.