My brand new laptop is currently non-functional. Vista boots up into the recovery manager, which I suspect wants to “fix” my Ubuntu install. I didn’t mess with it for very long, but it didn’t want to start up Windows.
Ubuntu will come up in text-only mode, but not in normal mode. I suspect that I need a driver or something for my video card - I think others have had this problem with Ubuntu and a Thinkpad. So I’ll try that today after work.
I think I’m going to try and write up a HowTo for installing Ubuntu on the Thinkpad. There are a bunch out there, but my mommy says I’m good at explaining technical things to non-technical people. I think there could be a bunch of people who are like me - fed up with Windows treating me like an idiot, technically savvy but not an expert, and willing to do a little extra work to get a computer that makes us happy.