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Quiz: Greening the cube farm

Some of IT's promises have not really come to fruition. Paperless office, anyone? To the contrary, we're printing more than ever. It may not be easy being green but -- hey! -- we've only got one planet. How much do you know about environmentally responsible and sustainable computing practices and technologies?

1. The One Laptop Per Child project rolled out approximately 2,500 XO laptops to eight countries in February 2007. What innovative technology powers them up?
a. a wind-up crank on the side, like an antique Victrola?
b. a pulley system, like a salad spinner?
c. a foot pedal, like a sewing machine treadle?
Answer (Scroll to the middle of the bulleted list.)

2. According to a report from the U.K. Office of Government Commerce, servers running this operating system could alleviate the problem of e-waste because they can last twice as long as servers running Windows. What is it?
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3. It's been used for years in mainframes and automobiles. Now this cooling method is moving to the data center and can even be used as an environmentally friendly means of providing air conditioning for buildings. What is it?
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4. This lightweight Linux distribution can bring new life to old computers, thus keeping them out of landfills (or basement stockpiles). What is it?
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5. This concept is far from green -- it's the intentional conception, design and production of a product so that it's useful, functional or popular only for a limited time. What is it?
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6. Which type of monitor uses less power, LCD (liquid crystal display) or CRT (cathode ray tube)?
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7. These animated applications were created to prevent burn-in on your monitor but that's not so much an issue with current equipment. Although they display when your computer is idle, they require almost as much power as active use. What is it?
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8. In a standard incandescent light bulb, 10 percent of the energy output is converted to light. What makes up the other 90 percent?
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9. In a green data center, alternative energy technologies might include:
a. photovoltaics
b. evaporative cooling
c. heat pumps
d. all of the above
e. photovoltaics and heat pumps but not evaporative cooling
Answer (Scroll to the second-last item in the bulleted list.)

10. Most electronic equipment that's discarded is still in working order. Even if it isn't, though, it can be passed on to a number of organizations that will do this to it and resell or donate it.
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This was last updated in August 2008
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