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jack
jack

There goes my Sunday.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@jack installing Linux?

jack
jack

@hjertnes Gonna try! Starting with Ubuntu. I'm expecting it to be challenging but hoping for the best.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@jack Cool. I went with Arch, because I'm not a fan of Debian based distros. What Thinkpad is it?

jack
jack

@hjertnes 3rd Gen X1 Carbon i5. 8GB, 256GB SSD. Seems nice for around $300. Coming from MBP land that's basically free!

hjertnes
hjertnes

@jack new or second hand?

jack
jack

@hjertnes Second hand. It's a 2015 model. Still under a business warranty for a few months yet.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@jack I got a older model, because I just wanted to play around. But I see I can configure the X1 into MacBook territory.

jack
jack

@hjertnes My best guess is that this one sold for around $1500 two years ago. I've decided I don't feel guilty at all about it :). This should be fun.

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furstenberg
furstenberg

@jack My in-laws had a laptop where they used the browser and viewed MS Office files. Some years ago I got tired of helping them with all the Windows issues and so I installed Ubuntu.

I showed them how they could open a browser and view Office files.

After a short learning curve with Ubuntu they stopped calling me for tech help. I'm still thrilled to this day. ;-)