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    Question Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

    I wonder whether there is anybody, who tried to run Ubuntu or any other linux distribution on the new Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Ultrabook yet? I am seriously considering to buy it, and was wondering whether it works flawlessly.

    Thx!

    dpjg


    [UPDATE]
    For impatient fellows not wanting to read the whole thread, it seems that th X1 Carbon works flawlessly with Ubuntu: https://ftbeowulf.wordpress.com/2012...ovo-x1-carbon/
    Last edited by dpjg; August 31st, 2012 at 08:27 AM.

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    Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

    I plan on purchasing an X1 Carbon at some point in the near future. I'll report back my findings after I get it.

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    Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

    Thanks undoIT, I will do the same in case I am quicker than you

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    Talking Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

    I am considering getting it as well!

    But, I prefer not to use Windows... So I'm looking forward to the findings of people getting this sleek machine!

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    Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

    Quote Originally Posted by loklaan View Post
    I am considering getting it as well!

    But, I prefer not to use Windows... So I'm looking forward to the findings of people getting this sleek machine!
    I wish Lenovo and other manufacturers would make the option available to have systems shipped WITHOUT Windows and provide feedback functionality during the ordering process where customers could specify which OS they intend to install once they receive their new system. I do not want to pay for a Windows license. I wouldn't use Windows if you paid me. I already have a developer copy of XP which is fine for testing my websites in POS Internet Explorer 7. And, I don't want to support artificially inflating Windows market share numbers.

    I do have relationships with most of the major manufacturers. I think I'll reach out to my contacts and ask them to pass along this suggestion now that I have ranted
    Last edited by undoIT; August 29th, 2012 at 03:33 AM.

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    Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

    Quote Originally Posted by undoIT View Post
    I do have relationships with most of the major manufacturers. I think I'll reach out to my contacts and ask them to pass along this suggestion now that I have ranted
    If that works out or you only manage to forgo the 'Windows Tax' on a new machine, I would be well interested in your contacts. Goodluck.

    I am still very eager to hear Ubuntu user experiences on the X1 Carbon!

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    Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

    X1 Carbon comes with touch screen now?

    Mine does not have a touchscreen. Is this new or are you mistaken?
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    Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

    There is a new release of the X1 Carbon Touch that I've been eyeing.

    Link

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsandro View Post
    X1 Carbon comes with touch screen now?

    Mine does not have a touchscreen. Is this new or are you mistaken?

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    Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

    You gotta be kidding me, this thing I'm on is brand new and now it's old!

    Btw
    Our apologies

    The page you requested is not available.
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    Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsandro View Post
    You gotta be kidding me, this thing I'm on is brand new and now it's old!

    Btw
    yes there is and this is the correct link

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