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Update: Jupiter has been discontinued. I suggest trying TLP instead.

Jupiter 0.0.46

Jupiter is a Gnome applet you can use on your netbook or laptop to switch between maximum, high performance and power saving mode, change the resolution and orientation of the screen, enable or disable the bluetooth, touchpad, WiFi. Jupiter also comes with Eeepc SHE (Super Hybrid Engine) support.

Jupiter 0.0.46 was released today with device power management (for devices that support it such as PCI devices, etc.), SATA Link power management and USB Autosuspend support. For info about these as well as other tips and tricks to use less power on your netbook / laptop, see LessWatts.org.

As usual, the latest Jupiter version is available in the Jupiter WebUpd8 PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jupiter

If you own an Asus Eeepc, also install jupiter-support-eee to get SHE support:
sudo apt-get install jupiter-support-eee

Jupiter is included by default in Fuduntu, a Fedora 14 remix made by Fewt, the Jupiter developer. It is also installed by default in Aurora, ex-Eeebuntu (actually, Jupiter was especially designed for Eeebuntu).

If you don't want to use our Jupiter PPA or don't use Ubuntu, download Jupiter from Sourceforge.