yea i was actually thinking installing linux would be the best for battery life. problem is ive only installed it like once and ive never really used it. Which flavor would you guys recommend for me? i hear the ubuntu's are nice.
Ubuntu is pretty easy to use. It is fairly easy to get help with it as well, since it seems to be one of the most popular distro's.
One word of advice, though: If you decide to go with Linux, MAKE SURE that your wireless card is supported by that distro before you make the jump. That happened to me on my old lappy...I installed Ubuntu, and looking for the drivers for that wifi card was a serious pain.