I just got myself a Dell Mini 9 and i simply love it. It is awesome...but...I haven't really had the time to test it's battery.
I have just found out that flashing the bios to A04 will correct the battery reading, because Ubuntu was detecting a wrong capacity.
I had windows xp installed...everything worked great. I hadn't much time to test the battery life...
I decided to try ubuntu...I installed ubuntu...great. But, I have some problems now...alsa won't shutdown and the laptop won't shut down...so I have to manually shut it
...heh...I love linux...but it's not that great on the mini... I like all the features, but there are many things, small things that get on my nerves...the screen goes to it's max brightness when lowering it...max->right level...ANNOYING
Plus...the boot time is far less superior than xp's boot time.
But...I don't want to bore you with all this. I could very well use XP, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Vista(?)...
The main thing that I want to get out of it is battery life. That's all that is important to me...because all I use it for is web browsing...some music on the go and probably movies on the train when going home...mobile stuff only.
I use my main computer for everything else.
So...What would be the best alternative for maximum battery life? (same king of usage)
Windows : XP / Vista
Linux : (K,X)Ubuntu (not very different, but xfce definitely draws less power than gnome or kde) Gentoo...too much of a hassle I guess...I like gentoo...but...
I am looking forward to hearing your ideas.