When you are working outside with your laptop, the most important thing that you might consider is to maximize your battery lifetime. This is true especially when you are working on location where AC power is not readily available.
Typical laptop might last from 1.5 hour to 3 hours of normal use. So you might want to squeeze out all the battery juice and put it to good use.
Here are a few tips that I got from surfing the internet to save battery life when you are using Ubuntu (or GNU Linux OS in general) :
Though Wubi is only officially supported on Ubuntu Hardy Heron onwards (8.04), there is a trick exist which enables you to install Ubuntu 7.10 on Windows using a discontinued binary released by Wubi Installer project.
Read more at : Unofficial-Unsupported Tricks: Installing Ubuntu 7.10 Using Wubi though i couldnt find any reason to install 7.10, it is nice to know it could be done.
Good news everyone, Canonical is going to announce the latest edition of Ubuntu line up, Ubuntu Mobile next month. Ubuntu Mobile is an Ubuntu edition which runs on a new type of mobile computers called Mobile Internet Devices.
Some features of Ubuntu Mobile device are :
- Digital TV
- Emails, Instant Messaging, Web Browsing
- Multimedia Player
- VoIP applications
- Integration with various social webapps (MySpace, Youtube, Facebook)
However it is stll remain to be seen whether Ubuntu Mobile going to released with its own SDK. I’ll be really excited if they release Ubuntu Mobile in my place.
Source : Underexposed – CNET News.com
Should attribute this to Gunblade for handing me a tip that b43 broadcom drivers works well from fresh installation on some laptops.
Now my family’s Compaq laptop is back online with wifi connection. very convenient.
Ubuntu is friendly enough to provide a nice and friendly warning to me about the status of the laptop battery that I currently use. With Microsoft Windows (at least Windows XP), the laptop simply dies when the battery looses its juice.
Its nice to have this sort of reminder when you really need to change the battery.
I’ve received my free Ubuntu Hardy Heron CD today, thanks Canonical and Ubuntu ! Thanks Pos Malaysia !