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Old 07-14-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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Looking for a lightweight distro


Hi,

I am going on holiday soon and am taking my samsung NC10 for films etc. I am looking for a lightweight distro that will allow me to watch films without draining battery life (I don't want to charge it abroad very often as the battery doesn't like being charged with 110v).

It also must be able to play the videos without freezing (like it does on windows).

Thanks in advance for any suggestions, Chris
 
Old 07-14-2012, 10:51 AM   #2
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Battery life under Linux is not going to be fundamentally different than under Windows. It may even be worse. I'd suggest Mint LXDE or Lubuntu/Xubuntu if you want a "lite" distribution. You can run any desktop on that machine, it probably won't make much difference in battery life.
 
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:01 AM   #3
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thanks for the recomendations

Last edited by chrisc95; 07-14-2012 at 11:03 AM. Reason: realized that the question was stupid so deleted it
 
Old 07-14-2012, 12:21 PM   #4
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Battery life can vary enormously! This is a bit dated, but interesting:
http://www.carstenboysenjensen.com/e...tery-test.html

I don't know if they achieve their goal, but Fuduntu makes a point of power saving.
http://www.fuduntu.org/
And it's a very nice distro.
 
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:44 PM   #5
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I use Fuduntu on my Asus netbook. It is a nice distro with a built-in power management utility called Jupiter.
 
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:10 PM   #6
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lightweight distro

I would recommend Lubuntu 10.10. Works well on my Acer Aspire One D260 netbook. (dual boot with windows 7). As others have said though the battery life is probably no better than windows
 
  


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