In this podcast Orin Thomas discusses "green computing." Orin talks about why portable computers, such as laptops and netbook computers, rather than desktop computers, are more eco-friendly as they have been designed to minimize their use of electricity as a method of enhancing battery life when they are not connected to an outlet. The podcast will also cover how technologies such as fax routing have meant that organizations can reduce the number of fax machines and fax printouts they require by centralizing faxes and having them delivered to user mailboxes centrally as digital copies. Orin also discusses how Windows Vista and Windows 7 power plans can actually reduce the amount of energy needed to accomplish the same task.