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    ubuntu 10.10 battery life

    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?

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    Re: ubuntu 10.10 battery life

    I don't know about battery life, but I'd suggest 20GB at least for disk space. Any less and you'll be running out.
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    Re: ubuntu 10.10 battery life

    Welcome to the Forums!

    From my experiences with Ubuntu I tend to get a bit more battery life with Ubuntu. Some people report battery draining faster...I guess it all depends on your computer and settings.
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    Re: ubuntu 10.10 battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by turtle153 View Post
    I don't know about battery life, but I'd suggest 20GB at least for disk space. Any less and you'll be running out.
    How much hard drive space does ubuntu 10.10 take up when initially installed?

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    Re: ubuntu 10.10 battery life

    Ubuntu Desktop Edition


    • 1 GHz x86 processor
    • 1GB of system memory (RAM)
    • 15GB of hard-drive space (although this can be split onto 2 drives, a 5Gb / and a 10Gb /home fairly easily)
    • Graphics card and monitor capable of 1024 by 768
    • Either a CD/DVD Drive or a USB port (or both)
    • Internet access is helpful
    This came right off of this page

    You can do it off 10 but you will want to give yourself breathing room. 20 would probably would fine.
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