[CentOS] CentOS on new Thinkpads

Fri Sep 30 13:22:55 UTC 2016
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 09/29/2016 08:34 PM, Eddie G. O'Connor Jr. wrote:
> I've had success on "older" model Lenovos.....(T-410 / T-420 / T-430) but anything beyond those seems to have some issue or another. I was even able to swap the standard drive to an SD (250GB) on a T-430 and it's running g like a champ. A lot of the newer stuff is OK as long as you don't have any boutique drivers for video network or sound. YMMV. On Sep 29, 2016 9:18 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
>> On 9/29/2016 5:55 PM, Michael B Allen wrote: 
>>> It seems optical drives are gone. Do I boot the iso from USB or what's 
>>> the procedure now? 
>> yup, put iso on USB, go to town. 
>>> Generally seeking new laptop advice. If Lenovo is not good is anyone 
>>> using Toshiba? 
>> I have not much cared for Lenovo since IBM sold out to them.    I've 
>> been generally quite happy with business grade ('Latitude') Dell 
>> laptops...  my wife's got an XPS15 (running Windows) thats very nice, 
>> gorgeous IPS 1920x1080 screen, very slim, nicely made, and her new work 
>> laptop is a Latitude 5500-something thats also a really nice super-slim 
>> thing, has monster battery life, and all the latest USB C and so forth, 
>> but it too is running Windows 7 as thats what she needs for her 
>> techwriter job (Adobe Framemaker on Linux is very poorly supported). 

I have personal knowledge about CentOS-7 on a Lenovo T520 and a W541 as
I have run both of those as my main workstation using CentOS-7.
Everything works fine on these.

I also know that the T440 and T450 work, X1 Carbon Generation 3 and
lower work (with CentOS-7).

There are some issues with T460 and X1 Carbon Generation 4.  The issue
seems to be really only Bluetooth and is expected to be fixed in the
upcoming 7.3 RHEL source code.

Johnny Hughes

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