I'm trying to get above 4+ hours battery life
As it stands, I can only get 2 hours worth of battery life on power saver mode*. Though windows vista serves me well for my gaming purposes, I would like to consider trying to dual boot with a linux distro so I can use my laptop as a long life word processor.
This distro** would have to boot into a mode that should use 25% of my cpu at maximum***, and at most, 512 MB RAM. Under these settings, it should smoothly be able to use abi word, and browse the internet via firefox at the same time.
Now the my two questions, how would I go about doing that, and would it achieve 4 hours of battery life , plus the above criteria?
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2.00 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
3 GB DDR 2 RAM
Intel X3100 with 348 VRAM
15.4 in screen
1920x 1280 resolution (in vista)
*50% CPU, 6x Multiplier.
** I'm thinking Damn Small Linux or something fast like that.
***does that make a difference? my multipliers only go down to 6x