[NCLUG] Trying to check ThinkPad support for Linux

Kevin H. Olson kholson67 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 13:04:13 MDT 2010

I have two T60p ThinkPads. Due to work requirements, they are not 
running Linux, but I can attest that they are very quiet machines. I too 
find the whine from various electronic devices extremely annoying, and 
neither of these laptops has exhibited any noise.

On 4/22/2010 12:55 PM, Ryan J Nicholson wrote:
> I am shopping for a laptop to run Debian. I was putting this purchase
> off for official built-in wireless-N support, and had hoped to
> purchase a ThinkPad. However, I also want a 4:3 (non-widescreen)
> display, ruling out any new offerings. My reading seems to point to
> the ThinkPad T60 series, which is still for sale through
> third-parties. One of my problems, though, is that my old laptop, a
> Dell, has high-frequency noises from the power supply and the disk
> drive (and it drives me crazy in a quiet room). I always told myself I
> would pay very, very close attention to acoustics in my next laptop
> purchase. Does anyone in this group have a ThinkPad that runs Linux
> well? Or maybe, a T60? If so I'd love to be able to see and demo your
> machine before I make an online, nonreturnable purchase. I will also
> be calling around to the Lenovo resellers in our area to see if anyone
> might have one of these in use or for sale.
> Any help is appreciated. I plan to attend the next NCLUG meeting.
> Ryan
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