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After successfully dual-booting fedora on my Macbook Air, i have noticed that the Macbook tends to heat up a lot faster than when I am using Mac OS X.

Is this normal?

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Normal, i'dd say no. did you take a look at the power management under fedora ? – Matthieu Riegler Oct 2 '12 at 8:28

No, I don't think it's "normal". But as always, it depends. For me, this usually happens when I look at full screen flash video or am doing other computing intensive stuff. When I dualboot into my dev environment, I'm just surfing the web for informations which wouldn't lead to the heat up.

TL;DR: It's very likely that it's your behaviour that changes with the platform you boot into and that it's this causing the heatup.

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