Buying a new linux test machine. Gonna be a laptop. Normally I would buy a Lenovo ThinkPad and be done with it, but since it's explicitly for *nix, I need to put it into special consideration..... Don't suggest a MacBook, their specs are too "meh" for me (specifically the shitty keyboard and lackluster screen). The Macbook Pro would work great, but it's too much money for what you get -- and being a business purchase I gotta justify costs, here. So: For those of you with linux-laptop experience... Recommended me your best notebook system. I will consider Toshiba, HP, Gateway, Dell, etc. (yea I know, all the brands I normally hate) under the condition that they have awsome linux support (such as the media card readers work, etc). Or should I just get a Lenovo T60 and call it a day? Requirements: Dual cores, discrete graphics, >900 lines vertical resolution, widescreen, glossy screen, dvd±rw, expresscard/pcmcia expansion, tv-out. EVERYTHING must be linux-supported on it. So no non-functioning hardware. This includes getting really good battery life IN LINUX. I have bad stories with an asus and linux. Worked great, performed well... But cpu fan would always be 100% because the cpu was always 100% and battery life sucked. Dual-boot back to XP and things were great. SOOOOOOO Here's your chance to maybe get me to buy something that isn't IBM. And in your same post, I would like to know your recommendation between Gentoo or Kubuntu. It's a dev box.