Linux-friendly laptops

John Miles jmiles242-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at
Thu Jul 31 16:36:56 UTC 2008

I have been using Linux on my Thinkpads at work for years (no choice, given
an at IBM); a T22, then an X40, and now a T60p. They are all pretty good.
Mine have had an internal Atheros based wireless NIC in them though - except
the T22 which had a Cisco350 PCMCIA card. I use it almost exclusively for
work, so I can't provide any information on using it for fun things.

You've probably already checked, it but just in case has a pretty good summary on each
model's hardware, and the link to the ones with Linux already installed:

I have a "family and friends" discount on new and refurbished, that can be
used if that helps at all.

John Miles.

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 11:45 AM, Lennart Sorensen <
lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 11:43:01AM -0400, Madison Kelly wrote:
> > I've used Thinkpads for ten years and change now (first was a 486!) and
> > every one of them ran Linux with minimal fuss. My current one is a T40,
> > and one of my main client's is a T43p which also worked with minimal
> fuss.
> >
> > I was worried about Lenovo taking them over and I expected to see a
> > drastic drop in quality to meet price demands, but so far it's not
> > seemed so bad. So ya, vote #2 for a Thinkpad. They're worth the extra
> money.
> The only thinkpad that ever gave trouble for linux with me, was one with
> an ATI video chip.  That think was imposible to get to work right.
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