For the lazy:
It's funny to me that NO power saving features work in Windows 8, nor
2 finger scrolling on the trackpad.
It's a funny world, here's how, let me explain the road map for you:
In 1 year, Windows will work worse on that particular laptop. In 2 years, it will be expired. In 4 years, it will barely work. That is a result of chasing new sales.
In 1 year, OpenBSD will work better on that laptop. In 2 years, it will be work even better. In about 4 years, it will work as well, but the decline will start because our developers will move on. That is an aspect of minimal refinement, not chasing the curve.
In 1 year, Linux might work better. In 2 years, it will not work well. But hey, don't take my word for me. Ask the net. They'll set me straight, and they'll set you straight. I don't know what they are chasing. Maybe it is the same as the first. Really, honestly, I don't have a clue what they are chasing.