An open source laptop from Gluglug

Final Word

Removing proprietary code from the IBM Lenovo ThinkPad X60 is undoubtedly an interesting experiment, and Gluglug does an excellent job of transforming a stock machine into a usable laptop powered by open source software. The real question, however, is whether the laptop is actually worth buying. The answer depends on your expectations and intended use.

Short battery life and the inability to adjust screen brightness make the laptop less appealing as a travel companion. Relatively old hardware also means that the ThinkPad X60 is not particularly suitable for use as a primary machine. Basically, ThinkPad X60 from Gluglug would better serve as a secondary machine for hacking, coding, and writing. Just don't keep it far away from a power outlet for too long.

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