Linux on the Lenovo ThinkPad W510

A post on configuring and using an old Lenovo ThinkPad W510.

I bought a crappy PC laptop as a backup since my MacBook’s been failing. I’ve gone full Linux on it since I spend most of the day in a terminal and browser, so except for Photoshop I’m comfortable. I’ll probably buy a new MacBook when they release 2014 Pro Retina ones. Until then, I’ll document my experience here. First off, I’m running Linux Mint 16 Petra with the Cinnamon Desktop Environment. I’ve got to say, it’s really pretty in comparison to Windows 7 that the laptop came with and Windows 8…