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Lenovo Linux-Powered ThinkPad in Action

May 20, 2008, 21:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"My old reliable X40 IBM ThinkPad finally came to the end of its day so I had to replace it with a new laptop. These days though instead of having to buy a Windows laptop and retrofitting Linux on it, I have a wide variety of Linux notebooks to choose from.

"I've tried a good sized sampling of the current generation of Linux laptops--the Dell 1420 with Ubuntu, and Asus Eee spring to mind--but I finally decided to buy a Lenovo R61 ThinkPad. It's not that I found the other laptops lacking. For most users, I'd recommend the Dell 1420. For users on a budget or for whom having the lightest possible full-service laptop is all important, I'd commend the Asus models without a moment's hesitation..."

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