My third arm and second brain: IBM ThinkPad T42

The company got me an IBM ThinkPad T42 about 9 months ago, which became my third arm and second brain. The notebook is very reliable, it simply works, never had any problems with it.

I actually kept Windows XP Professional on the machine, because I am not doing that much coding anymore. Until then, I had Linux on my notebooks for over 3 years. I still have it in VMWare now. It is very convenient to have the additional IBM software nicely integrate with Windows and especially the fingerprint sensor.

I have the fingerprint sensor turned on for boot authentication and it works like a charm since a software upgrade about 4 months ago. Some consider it a useless gadget – I think, it’s a nice gadget :)

What I appreciate most is the solid, though lightweight case.

Derick actually recommended the notebook to me – good tip, thanks dude!

About Sandro Groganz

Sandro Groganz is an expert in the field of marketing open-source products. He co-founded Age of Peers, a global communications agency for organizations in Open Source. He served as Head of Marketing at Magnolia, creator of the open web content management system Magnolia CMS, Vice President of Marketing at Mindquarry, an open source startup financed by Hasso Plattner Ventures, and Vice President of Communication at eZ Systems, the creator of the open source content management system eZ Publish.

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