@sir I’m a software developer who uses a Mac as their daily driver and has experience using Linux on the command line. I want to get a new laptop, but Macbooks are too expensive and Windows is gross, so I’m thinking of getting a laptop and installing Linux on it. Are there any guides you can recommend for getting started with GUI Linux/what distro would you recommend?

@gbear605 older Thinkpads are good. Try the Thinkpad T520, or X200 if you want something lighter weight

@sir since you use an X200, i was wondering if have an opinion on X200 vs X200s vs X200t? (if you have used the latter two or looked into them, that is)

@aminb actually on second thought, I think I tried the X200T closer to its original release (a lifetime ago... almost literally!). I've never found the convertable tablet form-factor to be more than a novelty

@sir @aminb I acquired an X200T recently. It's great for being able to mark up papers (e.g. article proofs) via something like xournal(pp), but if you're not going to use the tablet functionality much, probably just the X200 would be better.

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