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Re: Linux on a Thinkbad T42

On (16/10/04 10:21), Jule Slootbeek wrote:
> To: debian-user <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
> From: Jule Slootbeek <jslootbeek@clarku.edu>
> Subject: Linux on a Thinkbad T42
> Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 10:21:53 -0400
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> Hey all,
> 	My trusty iBook's hinge snapped after 3.5 years of trusty service 
> 	(RIP coltrane) and so now i'm in the market for a new laptop. My brother 
> recently bought an IBM Thinkpad T42 and he is very happe with it 
> (running Windows, and just using it for everyday college student work). 
> The price he got it for is still available through a source, and it's a 
> good deal. Now i was wondering if there were any problems installing 
> debian in the Thinkpads, and if so anybody had a suggestion, or 
> recommendation as to what kind of laptop to purchase. I know there are 
> lots of threads on this subject, but since new models and technologies 
> come out everyday, an update is of order once in a while.
> -JSS

I've run Debian on two ThinkPads, first Woody on a 600X, and then on
an A31, Woody, later Sarge, and currently Sid, kernels from bf2.4 to
the current 2.6.7-1-686.  Hardware detection is _lots_ better with
Sarge.  It takes some learning along the way, of course.  But mostly,
things run, and the learning is rewarding.  So I've been very pleased
with IBM machines; as a bonus, they are very strongly built, and take
a lot of abuse.

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