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  • timrichardson
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Lenovo uses fwupd/LVFS which is really nice!
    But so does Dell, and I think Dell probably is the best choice for a Linux laptop. That or system76.
    You forget Framework. We benefit from increasingly good choices. Lenovo has a big advantage for me: I live in Australia, a country where System 76 and Framework aren't sold,. I have next day onsite Lenovo support for my ThinkPad, and also in Indonesia, NZ and many other countries in the region.
    The icing on the cake is official Linux support by Lenovo for some of their ThinkPads. They made vendors move to open source (e.g. the fingerprint scanners). You can pose a question and get a fast answer from a Lenovo team that co-ordinates Linux support across all the different internal teams that go to make a ThinkPad.
    I would be ok buying Dell, to be honest. I just got used to ThinkPads when I lefts macs, and there is an element of sticking with something which is very good. Framework interests me the most.

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  • tuxd3v
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    Hope they sort out all the problems that are plaguing the last T14s and L14s with linux..

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  • reba
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    Originally posted by hubick View Post
    I bought a ThinkPad Yoga 12" some years ago, which after a few years started refusing to boot with a series of beeps, and recently bought a ThinkPad T15g Gen 2 - where I'm struggling with whatever SSD is in the nvme1 slot not resuming from sleep (reported by several others on their forum as well). I dunno man, the ThinkPad is still a top contender, but Lenovo quality sure isn't what it used to be. I'm glad to see this support though... being able to set the battery to 80% for longevity if it spends most of it's life on AC (which mine does) is a great feature I miss under Linux.
    The so-called "Battery Conservation Mode" works fine for my ThinkBook. It charges the battery up to around 60% and keeps it there.
    Give it a try: ArchWiki

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  • uid313
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    Originally posted by sinepgib View Post
    Yes, that's what I meant. Many ThinkPad models are supported tho, I'm guessing your point is that it's official and shipped with it, right?
    Only very old ThinkPad has Coreboot support. Not any new, not any official, only very old.

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  • hubick
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    I bought a ThinkPad Yoga 12" some years ago, which after a few years started refusing to boot with a series of beeps, and recently bought a ThinkPad T15g Gen 2 - where I'm struggling with whatever SSD is in the nvme1 slot not resuming from sleep (reported by several others on their forum as well). I dunno man, the ThinkPad is still a top contender, but Lenovo quality sure isn't what it used to be. I'm glad to see this support though... being able to set the battery to 80% for longevity if it spends most of it's life on AC (which mine does) is a great feature I miss under Linux.

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  • sinepgib
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Dell has their XPS 13 Developer Edition so they seem rather serious about Linux.
    Hmmm, I'll check that out. Thanks!

    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    ThinkPad is now owned by a Chinese company, I don't trust it as much as Dell.
    I don't particularly care about that, but I guess it makes sense.

    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    system76 has support for coreboot.
    Yes, that's what I meant. Many ThinkPad models are supported tho, I'm guessing your point is that it's official and shipped with it, right?

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  • uid313
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    Originally posted by sinepgib View Post

    Interesting. Why do you think Dell is a better choice? I've been kinda in love with Thinkpads for years because I find their support for Linux quite good. I'm guessing system76 has to do with being more free, to the firmware level, right?
    Dell has their XPS 13 Developer Edition so they seem rather serious about Linux.
    ThinkPad is now owned by a Chinese company, I don't trust it as much as Dell.
    system76 has support for coreboot.

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  • dremon_nl
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    No other laptops match Thinkpad T series in terms of reliability and general quality.
    I've been using them for many years under a lot of stress. Dell is more shiny but it's not even close.

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  • sinepgib
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    Regarding the patches: anyone knows if this can set the behavior for the computer being suspended or powered off? It would be quite convenient to avoid having to unplug the computer on full charge to extend battery lifespan, but I'd like to know if this applies only when the computer is actually in use.

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  • sinepgib
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Lenovo uses fwupd/LVFS which is really nice!
    But so does Dell, and I think Dell probably is the best choice for a Linux laptop. That or system76.
    Interesting. Why do you think Dell is a better choice? I've been kinda in love with Thinkpads for years because I find their support for Linux quite good. I'm guessing system76 has to do with being more free, to the firmware level, right?

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