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I run my main laptop on solar power all the day and have limited power. Reducing CPU clock speed helps the most in my experience. You can install CPUfreq tool, and set a Powersave option or manually set the lowest clock speed. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install indicator-cpufreq Also switching off Wifi from device physical on/off switch ...
Changing the HDD to and SSD would indeed give you more battery life, but probably not more than 15-30 minutes. Ubuntu is not really more power saving than windows, but if you run a desktop environment that is low on processes and not too shiny, you can probably get some more minutes out of it. I would suggest you try it out from a Live DVD/USB. See how long ...
I just helped my brother get an old Eee PC 1015PE updating again even though it is running an obsolete version of Ubuntu. The trick is to edit /etc/apt/sources.list and change every reference to *.ubuntu.com to old-releases.ubuntu.com. You won't get security updates or the latest software, but it can postpone having to consider a complete OS upgrade.
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