I have drank the kool-aid.
I'm buying a Thinkpad for use with Linux and Tails. What do you guys suggest I buy? The X1 Carbon? I already have a Chromebook Pixel, but I'm starting to value my privacy tremendously, and don't want my bitcoin wallets being compromised.
t420 just like everyone else
Just get a new keyboard for it off ebay since the old one's gonna have pubes in it, then get a new battery
I bought a hard driveless t420 from my indian coworker, replaced the keyboard, threw in a spare SSD, and I've got a damn great shitpost machine.
Not a lot of people have tried the X1 in /g/ OP. That's why everyone seems to suggest the T420 instead.
The T420 is the last "100% pure" Thinkpad, so it's pretty damn great. However, I suggest to get a T430, I got one after some nigger broke in my car while I was in a restaurant and stole my T420.
The T430 is still an amazing computer and the only difference against the T420 is the keyboard, but guess what, it's even better. So yeah.
"100%" pure Thinkpad in the sense that it's the last one with shitty battery life where you need to add a 2 lb tumor battery to even get 4 hours and a shitty 1366x768 (or 1600x900 "upgrade") TN screen which will make your eyes bleed from just looking at it?
New Thinkpads are superior in every way and the only reason you would stoop low enough to buy an ancient one from fleaby is if you are a poorfag.
I use Linux on a X1C Gen3 (aka OP's pic).
It's pretty comfy, and everything worked OOTB in Linux Mint 17. Although I don't use it for Tails, I do at least use LUKS on all partitions which hampers or defeats all reasonable adversaries in my personal threat model.
If you do spring for it, know that that RAM is soldered on, so get as much as you can. Meanwhile the SSD is upgradable, and newegg sells the exact OEM version of the Samsung 512GB PCIe card you would get at the highest tier. Enjoy!
Kool-Aid tastes good but remember to not drink too much.
This board already has too many retarded memesters that unironically use ThinkPads, Linux, and call people "cucks" simply because it's the popular thing to do.
The worst part is that they stick out like a sore thumb.
I have one for work. Pretty solid OP. Major problem is a really washed out screen with bad viewing angles. If it's just for work it's fine, but if you view a lot of media I wouldn't buy one.
I'm testing the HP Spectre Pro x360 and building an image atm. I'll let you know how it goes.
Don't. Thinkpads run on Intel chips and ALL post-2005 Intel CPUs present vulnerabilities and are remotely exploitable through the use of a manufacturer included backdoor.
Vpro based CPUs even have a possibility to include a 3G chip that can be used to access your computer notwithstanding if it's cut off from the internet.
No one in their right mind who cares about privacy or security would use modern Intel hardware, and that's without counting the recent Lenovo spyware scandals.
Pre-2013 AMD is the way to go. I don't know much about ARM or other archs.
Posted from my Opteron 6200SE machine.
Then buy the carbon. It has some heating issues, is difficult to repair, and (if it's first gen) capacitive function keys that change based on software.
Or just buy a W or T series with an i5 instead. Or if you want a new laptop, get whatever looks nice. Brand loyalty is pointless now.
You can build a modern workstations that respects your freedom. It's just expensive.
The only modern desktop/server motherboard that doesn't spit on your freedom, is:
ASUS KGPE-D16 for about $400
+ 2 Opteron CPUs
+ ECC RAM
>Basically, all Intel hardware from year 2010 and beyond will never be supported by libreboot. The libreboot project is actively ignoring all modern Intel hardware at this point, and focusing on alternative platforms.
>It is extremely unlikely that any post-2013 AMD hardware will ever be supported in libreboot, due to severe security and freedom issues; so severe, that the libreboot project recommends avoiding all modern AMD hardware. If you have an AMD based system affected by the problems described below, then you should get rid of it as soon as possible.
>implying this is feasible or a long term solution
If you need portability X200 series is a better option: smaller and better in every way.
Thinness is irrelevant, width and height matter.
T400 series is also perfectly fine to carry around all day long.
>I can afford to spend $2,000+ on my laptops that I want.
I agree Thinkpads cost a bit too much for what they offer.
But they are the best quality money can buy and have good resale value.
there is no reason to buy a "modern" laptop if you are a physically average human male. only flabby fatsos, skeletons, children, and women need thin and light shit without socketed CPUs.
buy a t410 and install freeBSD. you can upgrade nearly everything and rebuild the battery. that laptop will last you through the apocalypse as long as you don't luck out and wind up with a dead mobo/GPU.
battery life is about 6 hours with the 9 cell
battery isn't really a tumor
the screen is really shitty
i only use it at work to write muh book so it works well under harsh flourescent lighting
runs cool all the time; i5
extremely durable and reliable; has eSATA when I want to transfer files to workstation
i respect you, and i will soon build similar thing
i don't think video editing has some confidential things, so you can get with spyworksstation.
But to be honest almost all opensource software easly compiles inteself to arm.
ARM is the future, but still lacks a good easy to use systems that are not smartphones / tablets. I would die for good hihg quality dev motherboard, with performence to note 4
to be honest thinkpads are to expensive in 3 tier countires. Resonable thinkpad is 200-300 usd and some 50 usd battery, and i bought new shitty lenovo pentium with 8 for 250 usd for my father and it was to me expensive
>I'm starting to value my privacy tremendously
The common path of any thinkpad buying full time Linux user is pedophelia. Let me guess... You like anime with a majority of "cute" girls. Get help.