I picked up a refurbished T560 and am going to give it a try as another development machine. Goal us to use it for firmware development and to test customer-facing tools on Linux. Initial set up tonight...

First off installing Ubuntu 18.10 desktop. It’s a sane default and I won’t have to do too much fiddling to get rolling. It’s what customers are likely to use and should have decent hardware support. So far display is perfect, WiFi working, pointer nib responds, and Bluetooth connections are a-ok.

Next, dev tools: gcc, g++, Docker, nvm, nodejs, yarn, zsh, vs code, jdk, platform clis (AWS, digitalocean, GCP), terraform, kubectl, cmake, hashicorp vault

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