Okay – I’ve got the ThinkPad T60 operational, complete with memory upgrade to 2GB (would have liked to go higher, but the 2GB modules are about 4 times the price of the 1GB modules at the moment … buying two 2GB memory modules would cost more than the laptop does !!!!!)
I also bought the ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock … so I can (amongst other things) get a DVI video output from my laptop to connect to my L201p 20″ LCD screen – I now have a lovely extended desktop … 1400×1050 15″ screen on the laptop with the 1600×1200 20″ LCD screen positioned vertically above it for a huge amount of screen real estate … productivity gains are quite significant working like this.
I’ve spent quite a bit of time UNinstalling software (PC manufacturers typically ship a whole heap of “value added” software on the machine – which does nothing more than slow it down and take up space/memory in my opinion). So I’ve got rid of everything I didn’t need, and started installing my favourite utilities and programs.
Managed to get my Firefox settings across from my old laptop and upgrade to Firefox 2.0, so I’m off and running now.
Next critical step is my email and then my RSS reader. Then I start on the rest of the software.
Time to take a break I think and get some dinner.