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ACPI
Last modified: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 

Short for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface, a power management specification developed by Intel, Microsoft, and Toshiba. ACPI, which will be part of the next version of Windows, enables the operating system to control the amount of power given to each device attached to the computer. With ACPI, the operating system can turn off peripheral devices, such as a CD-ROM players, when they're not in use. As another example, ACPI will enable manufacturers to produce computers that automatically power up as soon as you touch the keyboard.

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Maintained by Intel, this FAQ covers ACPI, ACPI-CA and LINUX ACPI-CA.

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