I have an Acer Aspire One AO722 netbook that was getting ~7-8+ hours of battery life when using Windows 7 Home Premium.
I figured, heck if I put Ubuntu and an SSD on this thing, I'd be able beat that handily as I've read that Linux has much less overhead and that an SSD is so much more efficient than a HDD.
Well...not so much. I'm lucky if I get more than 2 hours on it now. Since this is horrible for a netbook I'm thinking of doing the unthinkable, putting Windows back on.
I've seen LOTS of similar complaints on earlier versions of Ubuntu (I'm using 13.10) but no solutions that have worked for those others.
Here's to hoping that I'll have some better luck in that someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong here before I dump Ubuntu in favor of an OS (Windows)that will give me the battery life one can expect from a low power computer like a netbook.
Any help would be great. I'm brand new to Ubuntu (Linux) and was really hoping to make the switch from Microsoft for good.