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geovino
November 5th, 2011, 12:52 PM
I have a Asus 1015PX netbook that has Win 7 starter on it and it gets 5hrs per battery charge. I would like to install Ubuntu on it but my concern is that the battery charge may be less once I install Linux as opposed to windows. Many have mentioned this in past forum threads. I have also read that the newer 3.0 kernel handles power/battery management better.

So will a Ubuntu install give me as good a battery charge life as the Win7 install?

diasf
November 5th, 2011, 01:25 PM
if you either:
1) get lucky and everything works by itself or
2) configure and install everything to that goal,

you might get somewhere near the 5 hours. With a lot of tweaking my bet would be somewhere around 4, 3 1/2 hours...

geovino
November 5th, 2011, 02:34 PM
if you either:
1) get lucky and everything works by itself or
2) configure and install everything to that goal,

you might get somewhere near the 5 hours. With a lot of tweaking my bet would be somewhere around 4, 3 1/2 hours...

I ran 11.10 and it gave me 3 hr 20 min. when I went back to Win 7 it was 5 hrs 30 min. Too bad. I hope one day Linux will give you an equal battery charge as Win 7, since I'd rather use Linux on my netbook.