News.com reports that while the new Microsoft Windows Vista operating system brings with it a lot of advances, snazzy graphics etc., it can be a major drain on laptop batter life, even when running on “average power” mode, according to one manufacturer who declined to be named. Microsoft has said that current versions of Vista do use more power than Windows XP. However, the company has said that it hopes to close the gap in the coming months. Some of the reason for the lower battery life is the new graphical interface. While it looks very good, all of the extra graphics burn more milliwatts, lowering battery life in the process. A lower battery life would be a blow to the computer industry, which has struggled to increase battery life, even in the face of other advances…