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Re: Best Linux Laptop

On Mon, 13 Mar 2006, Michael Ott wrote:
> > I've heard of lots of people running Linux on IBM Thinkpads, but I can't seem to purchase one 
> > from Lenovo without Windows.

IMHO ThinkPads are just the best laptops you can get, period.  That might
change in the future, though.  And the ammount of support you get from the
thinkpad-linux user base is enourmous.  Look at http://thinkwiki.org, and
the mailing-list archives.

> It you buy over 50 pieces of a Thinkpad you can choise the OS. But i do
> not believe that you can buy a lapton in a store without windows xp.

Well, I'd say paying the price of XP in a **new** ThinkPad is actually worth
it right now.  Reduce the footprint of that crap on disk to the bare
minimum, and you will have a "thinkpad maintenance OS" which you can use to
automatically find and apply all the system updates from IBM, plus access
some maintenance/management features of either the Thinkpad or IBM/Lenovo's
site that are not available from Linux yet, unfortunately.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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