Powertop and powersaving tips?

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I've been scouring the web for powersaving tips and I just can't seem to apply any of the methods I'm learning. I've been using linux since Red Hat 5.0 and have mainly been using it on laptops and it has never been good with battery life. On this Windows 7 machine I can stretch out my battery life to about 9 hours. On linux I can't seem to break an hour and 15. Right now my battery monitor flip flops from 2 hours 22 minutes to an hour and 10 minutes. I've used powertop before on OpenSuSE, but that was an odd interactive mode. I'd run powerop as root and it was systematically analyze my syst (HowTos)