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Old 13th August 2008
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The Thinkpads are designed with compatibility for F/OSS in mind, not just Linux. So, you can go with any of those. As for graphics cards, you may want to look into an ATi card. The current development version of the radeon driver fully supports X1000 series cards and AMD will release documents for the rest of their cards in three or four weeks. So, according to the developers on the IRC channel, it will take about 6 weeks after that before the git version of the radeon driver supports the latest ATi cards with full hardware acceleration. I think 9 to 10 weeks is a reasonable time to wait considering how long it's been already.

vermaden, at this point, OpenSolaris has worse hardware support than FreeBSD, and Mac OS X on a non-Mac is, well, even more troublesome. Good luck to you, though.
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