[CentOS] CentOS on new Thinkpads

Fri Sep 30 11:26:53 UTC 2016
Mike <1100100 at gmail.com>

Another 2 cents if you want it --

No Lenovo laptop experiences; only deployed some refurb desktop models
--- all work well with CentOS/Fedora.

I've deployed several AMD-based Toshibas over the last 2 years and
think they're a good value.  I've read many criticisms of their build
and components quality but I've had good experiences with several
different models. The battery life is average on the AMD based models.
I usually pull the factory hard drive and replace it with a crucial M200 SSD.

Also deployed several Dell Inspiron 5000 and 7000 models over the last
3 years and found them reliable and good performers.
I purchase refurbs, install an SSD and an updated CentOS or Fedora.
Good battery life, no hardware driver problems, nice HD 1920x1080
screens, external USB devices work well.

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 8:55 PM, Michael B Allen <ioplex at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is anyone running CentOS on a newish Thinkpad?
> I have been using Linux as my primary workstation since about 97 and
> it seems like using Linux as a desktop has slipped over the years.
> After the Gnome desktop dumb-down, I have been nursing CentOS 6.8 on a
> 5 yo Toshiba. So I was hoping that someone has some recent real-world
> experience with new Thinkpads.
> So is anyone running a new Thinkpad? What model? Any problems with
> wireless or suspend or the touchpad?
> It seems optical drives are gone. Do I boot the iso from USB or what's
> the procedure now?
> Generally seeking new laptop advice. If Lenovo is not good is anyone
> using Toshiba?
> Mike
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