"I tackled Jeff Waugh, prince of Ubuntu to discuss why I would
be thrilled to switch to an Ubuntu laptop but several things aren't
allowing me to move off the Mac. My main complaint with Linux
laptops is around power management. Linux desktop applications are
a whole other issue.
"Jeff said that Thinkpads are still the most popular laptop for
Linux and 'since they are mostly all Centrino based it's a big
advantage as Intel open-sources the drivers...'"