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LXDE is much lighter than XFCE as a full DE. JWM FTW...Only a handful of WMs are lighter smile.gif .
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If you want to extend battery life you could try not using a high kernel timer frequency. Instead of going low latency and using 1000 you could do 300, 250, or 100. I've read in some places the change from 1000 -> 100 saves about 7% energy, saving you extra bat life. Do that with a good cpufreq setting, auto-dim features for the screen, and some extra items and you might get some extra time out of it. =)
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Stock -ARCH kernel is set to 300 MHz. I have three ThinkPads, two of which are the older T40/T42 models. Power savings is best handled by way of Laptop Mode Tools. I was working on the Arch Wiki entry, but got lazy and never completed it to the point where I felt the expansion clause could be removed tongue.gif . And yes, Laptop Mode Tools works great. I also recommend TuxOnIce, or suspend/hibernate by way of UPower and dbus-send message signals.
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Have you thought about giving XMONAD a shot? It's scripted in Haskell though.
    
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