[sf-perl] Belated follow-up (on Lenovo hardware support)
asheesh at asheesh.org
Fri Oct 5 12:10:26 PDT 2007
On Fri, 5 Oct 2007, Quinn Weaver wrote:
> 1. Lenovo tech support is very fast and very good.
> 4. If you do need to ship in your computer, be prepared for an OS
> reinstall when it comes back. They will re-image your hard drive,
> even if you ask them not to(!) To their credit, they did warn me about this.
They told me to take out my hard drive before I sent my laptop to them for
> 7. Despite items 2, 4, and 6, I maintain that Thinkpads are overall
> the best laptops for running Linux. The kernel plays well with the
> hardware, as does Xorg, and the keyboard and pointing device
> ergonomics are still far ahead of competitors (including, IMO, Apple).
> Hardware support for Linux users is a little misguided, but not
> totally clueless (e.g. they did warn me about having to reinstall the
> OS); probably it's the best that's to be had among laptop vendors.
Plus, you can get used, perfect-quality ThinkPads still in warranty for
very reasonable prices. Businesses buy ThinkPads+3 year warranties that
stay in the office for a year and then get upgraded, and the result is
that I have an amazing laptop for $700 with a two-year IBM^WLenovo
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