Hi. I've used an older version of ubuntu before, when it was brown and orange.
I ran it off of a 8 gb solid state express card.
Used it for about a month, didn't like it because I didn't know how to install anything and because it was slow (because ran off of a express card).
Now, I'm looking to try ubuntu 10.10 on a partition of a main hard drive, specifically on the chrome os laptop when it comes out.
Now, I've read up that the battery life for ubuntu is mysteriously worse than on what would run a mac or a windows.
This battery life issue is driving me away from ubuntu.
How much battery life would I actually get for ubuntu if my battery life lasts 4 hours running a windows 7?
And how much hard drive space do I need to partition to install ubuntu?