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Your favorite Linux distro on a Thinkpad? Why?

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Re: Your favorite Linux distro on a Thinkpad? Why?

#61 Post by skx » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:53 pm

shawross wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:40 am
With China and Intel being the most to contribute to Kernel development is interesting for me in this current political environment.

I don't know who is less trustworthy, Intel or Huawei? LOL

I see Columbia will probably install Huawei 5G.
Completely non relevant as we speak about the linux kernel which is fully opensource. Any additional lines of codes can and will be reviewed. Your comment only makes sense for proprietary products of intel and huawei which do not allow any review or auditing. The main reason why companies like Huawei are jumping on the linux bandwagon is because it is saving them billions of dollars software development costs. instead of doing their own mayonaise, they solely add their own needed hardware support in the existing linux kernel tree. i would be happy if all hardware vendors would contribute... instead of fingerpointing intel and huawei, fingerpoint Apple refusing to add 1 line of code! ;)
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Re: Your favorite Linux distro on a Thinkpad? Why?

#62 Post by shawross » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:59 pm

Yes I don't see Intel or Huawei injecting malicious code but they would have an agenda to adapt the kernel to their products and steer development.

I see linux as the future and obviously so do the major shakers and movers in the world. I find that interesting.
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Re: Your favorite Linux distro on a Thinkpad? Why?

#63 Post by Glitchy » Fri May 07, 2021 12:23 pm

I love Arch Linux a lot as it's my first love! but a few days ago got Gen1 X1 Yoga to run FreeBSD but I don't compile packages just using pkg install.
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Re: Your favorite Linux distro on a Thinkpad? Why?

#64 Post by karotlopj » Fri May 07, 2021 2:11 pm

Nice to see someone else using FreeBSD. I use hardly anything else. It's just a great well thought operating system and I've had no problems installing it on any of my ThinkPads. Although I have to admit there is something in the BIOS of a ThinkCentre M92 which prevents FreeBSD booting from a GPT disk

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... px=MTIyOTg

Apart from that I've had no problems.
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Re: Your favorite Linux distro on a Thinkpad? Why?

#65 Post by manafort » Mon May 24, 2021 10:11 am

twillis449 wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:53 am
Interesting thread. I've been using unix-based operating systems since 1983 and linux since 1998 for both professional and personal use - I only use Windoz about 1% of the time - usually for administrivia related to my employer. Although I've used thinkpads in the past (mostly from the T6x line) at the moment my personal laptop is a Dell Latitude E6420 with a core i7 CPU + an SSD for storage. Originally I installed 'standard' Ubuntu 14.04 on the computer. Boot time to the login prompt was ~ 8 sec. Then about a month ago I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a friend's Thinkpad T60. I liked the look and feel of the XFCE GUI and decided to try Xubuntu on my latitude E6420. WOW - boot time to login prompt decreased to ~ 4 sec !! So obviously Xubuntu is what its claimed to be - much more lightweight. I stick with ubuntu because its easy to install and also is more or less required for some of my work-related projects. I didn't like the Unity desktop and the Ununtu software center approach to software package management. These just seem to be an approach to dumbing things down to the Windows level. I preferred the gnome desktop and the synaptic package manager.
Nice to see someone else using Ununtu. I use hardly anything else. It's just a great well thought operating system and I've had no problems installing it on any of my ThinkPads.

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Re: Your favorite Linux distro on a Thinkpad? Why?

#66 Post by skx » Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:03 pm

Hello all, while all windows users are cursing and complaining about the upcoming W11 release, lets all be happy to have the Debian 11 new stable release coming soon :mrgreen: yes, we linux users, are happy when new releases are coming our direction :lol:
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Re: Your favorite Linux distro on a Thinkpad? Why?

#67 Post by Omineca » Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:40 pm

skx wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:03 pm
yes, we linux users, are happy when new releases are coming our direction :lol:
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Re: Your favorite Linux distro on a Thinkpad? Why?

#68 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:29 am

Omineca wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:40 pm
The best part is that if I want to be obstinate and keep using the unchanging desktop of LXDE, I can.
Been using XFCE for more than a decade already. :D
Tried MATE on a backup machine, it was back to XFCE after a few months. :lol:
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Re: Your favorite Linux distro on a Thinkpad? Why?

#69 Post by Omineca » Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:16 pm

axur-delmeria wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:29 am
Been using XFCE for more than a decade already. :D
Tried MATE on a backup machine, it was back to XFCE after a few months. :lol:
Yeah, I've tried this n' that over the years, but I like a good combination of functionality and simplicity. XFCE's the next-best-thing! :lol:
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