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[liberationtech] A battery lasting GNU/Linux distribution?

anon14959 at anon14959 at
Tue Nov 5 14:27:17 PST 2013

James Vasile:
> If reading and battery life are what you care about, you might want
> a pixel qi device.  Spendy but crisp screens viewable in lots of
> light (no more squinting at your tablet on a street corner).  And
> since a display is about 30% of the power load, using one that
> doesn't require a back light gets you nice battery life.  The OLPC,
> btw, had a pixel qi screen.
> anon14959 at writes:
>> I bought myself quite a lot of books recenty. Ebooks. And I've
>> broken my reader device. And I was thinking about not replacing it,
>> but rather go for a distribution that is directed at low power
>> consumption to maximise the battery life. I would boot that from a
>> stick and go around with the same thing. A regular distro with Wifi
>> enabled most of the time means about 4 hours on my hardware. I'd
>> want something to disable and ignore any radio device, camera, USB,
>> even downclocking the CPU anything that can push closer to 8 hours
>> of use with a readable screen.

James, have you tried ?

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