Laptop Recommendations

Richard Foley richard.foley at
Fri Feb 3 06:49:31 GMT 2012

Lenovo (IBM) Thinkpad T400 works for me.

    8 G. RAM, dual-core, SSD

I don't know if anyone remembers IBM made some form of commitment to support
Linux a few years ago. Lenovo took the business over. I'm sure there are newer
and snazzier machines around, but this is the first laptop I've had which
'works out of the box' (after the SuSE installation).


Richard Foley

On Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 01:34:39PM +0000, Nigel Rantor wrote:
> Hail fellows,
> I think I'm in the market for a laptop. I've been looking at the
> Sony Vaios and I'm having a hard time not just going out and getting
> one. Looking at the SZ series (for teh size and 3G innit) but they
> only come with Vista, and it seems like not all of the hardware is
> supported under Linux. (yes, they do provide drivers for XP, but I
> really would rather not pay MS for Vista, it sends the wrong
> message, although I may still et one depending on feedback from
> this)
> Had a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T6[01] and the newer models also
> seem to have some teething problems. Also, they look like a
> Kwik-Save cashier in comparison with the Vaio....
> Basically, I'm looking for a really fast (well, fast as possible
> given size), light machine with 3G that can be plonked on a desk at
> work and hooked up to a monitor and used for development but can
> also be taken to the far out reaches of my g/fs flat that has no
> wifi, broadband or indeed telelphone line and still get online...
> Put it this way, I think if the SZ series came with XP (I need to
> run a couple of windows apps) and was fully compatible with Debian
> or Ubuntu I'd probably already have bought one.
> Any other recommendations that might fit the bill?
>   n

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