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ThinkPad T410 + Linux Fedora etc ..... will it work?

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How Linux with Lenovo laptops?
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I have a number of T410 at clients and I do not see that it is certified for Linux. "Certified for" is a type of double-speak for "drivers available".  It would be relatively inexpensive (under $100 and may under $75) to get a replacement hard drive and try it. Even cheaper, if the machine is new, call Lenovo, tell them the hard drive died and you need the recovery DVD's (about $35 if they make you buy them). Format the existing drive and try it.  ... Thinkpads_User
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What do you think of the t410 ?
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unreal that thewin 7  op sys media isnt shipped with suh an expensive laptop
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im thinking of buying one. Very heavy or ok weight?
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The T410 is not excessively heavy. It is a good sturdy machine. I use a T61p which is smaller but you cannot buy 4:3 laptops anymore. The T410 is the best alternative. It runs Windows 7 Pro very well.

Media has not been shipped with IBM / Lenovo machine since before the T41. I always had to call and get them shipped. In the case of my T61, I had to purchase the media. This is not unusual. I don't know of any commercial brand name laptop that comes with recovery DVD's.  

I routinely purchase an additional drive. You don't know (no one knows) when your hard drive will just die. So having a spare drive and recovery media is a life saver (as I most intimately well know). The spare drive allows you to try what you want here.  
... Thinkpads_User
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Agreed - Best bet is to clone a hard drive and have it ready to pop in.

Havnt bought a new laptop in 5 years but Im minutes away from ordering one now.
T410 with discrete graphics - 14 inch so its portable.


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Thank you, and good luck going forward with your project. ... Thinkpads_User
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Thanks
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