[ltp] T420/T520 and Linux

Jeffrey L. Taylor linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 14:43:30 -0600

It only "just works" as long as you do what Steve Jobs thinks you should =
doing: word processing, e-mail, Web surfing, and presentations.  If you a=
doing hard core development, it's different.

I drool when I look over the shoulder of presenters and see how easy it i=
s to
the slide on the external video (but not when they can't find the right
adapter for whatever oddball connecter to VGA).  I run screaming away
from it when I hear that to do heavy duty Rails development, you have to =
out all the dependencies that come pre-installed and install ones that wo=

Some people with bigger wallets and stronger backs than me have a MacBook=
office work and a Linux box for development.

Macs are pretty.  Matz (Yukihiro Matsumoto, of Ruby fame) used a Thinkpad
every time I've seen him present.  My usecases are closer to Matz than St=


Quoting Adrian Bastholm <adrian@javaguru.org>:
> I'm seriously thinking about abandoning linux (and thinkpads) for a mac=
book .
> Because it "just works". No manual loading of modules, no hacking hal
> policies to get devices automounted, no sleep problems, no battery leak=
s in
> sleep. I'll probably miss the thinkpad keyboard and trackpoint, but hey=
> there has to be a downside, right ?
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 3:56 PM, Jeffrey L. Taylor <jeff@abluz.dyndns.o=
> > The T420 and T520 have been announced with a claimed ship date of lat=
> > March
> > 2011.  Anyone heard if there are new features that will make installi=
> > Linux
> > difficult or impossible?
> >
> > TIA,
> >  Jeffrey
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> --=20
> V=E4nliga h=E4lsningar / Kind regards,
> Adrian Bastholm
> I would change the world, but they won't give me the sourcecode