is it true using bigger operating system like ubuntu desktop edd on smaller laptop can cause overheating and shorter life of battery after charge?? so which smaller type operating systems cause less overheating probelms?? mine is 13 inches notebook?

Asked by harcharanjit on 2010-12-28

is it true using bigger operating system like ubuntu desktop edd on smaller laptop can cause overheating and shorter life of battery after fully charge?? so which smaller type operating systems cause less overheating probelms?? mine is 13 inches notebook intel atom 450 memory 2GB hard disk 320.. so which OS is suitable for me?? notebook no cd player.. thanks

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Lots of people are using Ubuntu desktop edition on that kind of laptops. If you want to save battery, try running a tool called powertop

Install it, open a terminal and type

sudo powertop

It will suggest some configuration changes you may do.

But bear in mind the Ubuntu developers know netbooks are popular and try to set everything up so battery usage is not too bad, so latest Ubuntu setup is quite good when running on batteries.

Best marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #2

ubuntu uses less power than windoze and doesn't cause overheating.

i had windoze 7 on my netbook. the cpu temperature was 55C.

i switched to ubuntu and the temperature dropped down to 40C. depending on how many applications you have running, the temperature will vary, depending on the strain that is placed on the processor. at times, the temperature on my netbook drops down to 28C.

harcharanjit (harchar) said : #3

thanks marcus