I have bought a new SSD for my Eee1000HE, and want to run Mint on it (I prefer the look and feel over Ubuntu). I read somewhere that the version 11 ran on some newer version of the kernel that had a bug in it that concumes a lot of power? If I just focus on battery life will I then be better off running the previous version? Or is Ubuntu actually better on battery life?
As I have understood, all mentiononed versions have TRIM support, so there is no need to take into account that I am running on a SSD. Is that correct?
(And please do not recommend distributions other than Mint and Ubuntu. Yes, I am probably closed minded who do not want to spend the extra time getting into some super duper distro who solves all my problems, but I do not want to spend the next six months in a terminal. I am comfortable with Mint and Ubuntu, and want to stick with those. My loss, maybe, but usability goes a long way.)