[Nottingham] Linux laptop

Peter Chang Peter.Chang at nottingham.ac.uk
Wed Nov 21 14:52:54 GMT 2007

On Tue, 20 Nov 2007, John Cremona wrote:

> I was wondering the same thing, and had considered one of the Lenovo
> Thinkpads (was IBM) as supplied by the Linux Emporium with Ubuntu
> pre-installed.
> If anyone else has any experience with those it would be useful to hear!

I have a Thinkpad X60s running F7 (and ran FC6). It's very light (1.3kg) 
and runs well over two hours on the standard battery. It's a Core Duo cpu 
with Intel integrated graphics and Centrino wireless chipset. Everything 
works apart the untested modem and there's issues with the newer iwlwifi 
driver, NetworkManager and wpa-supplicant which I haven't need to sort out 
as I can connect over wired ethernet. The latest model X61 has a Core 2 
Duo cpu (for 64bits).

They are quite pricey but I got mine in the Far East. Check out 
thinkwiki.org for more hardware details.


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