How can I get a low power Linux virtual machine?
I usually use virtual machines on my laptop to use some GNU/Linux programs, and I've found that at the very moment I start a Virtual Box machine, the Windows timer resolution goes from ~15ms to ~1ms, increasing the power consumption about 1-3W:
Maximum timer interval: 15.625 ms Minimum timer interval: 0.500 ms Current timer interval: 0.978 ms
Is there any way to prevent this? Maybe using a specific kernel or a diferent virtualization software?