I'm new to the world of Linux & don't know all the fancy words.
I was using Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop HP Envy 4 1046TX and had issues like battery draining out fast, excessive heating, Undue CPU usage....
A friend of mine suggested that I install Ubuntu minimal and install all the components that I require. Now, I have a little problem understanding how I can do that.
First of all, minimal installer only gives me a terminal, right? So, how do I add up the applications I need?
Second, how do I find drivers that are specifically meant for my machine? If I stuff up all the drivers standard install comes with then I believe the problem battery overuse will persist !
I also observed that there is an MD5 given with every ISO in minimal ISO page. What does that mean? Please take me as a novice and explain in simplest way possible.