Hi, I'm lucidity. I work as a Infrastructure administrator for a medium size company in downtown Chicago.
i've got an IBM (yeah right, it's a Lenovo, i just don't want to admit it, but at least it still has the IBM badge) Thinkpad R60. I describe it in detail in Installing_Slackware_11.0_on_a_ThinkPad_R60
It's been a few years, and I'm now older and wiser. Slackware 11 has been banished to my servers, and I had been using Gentoo on my notebook for about 3 years or so. Recently, however I had MAJOR problems in upgrading to KDE4 which I was forced to do by the Portage system in order to resolve some broken dependencies. Everything went horribly wrong, so I decided my only option was to wipe Gentoo and start again. I was quite content with the system as it was, but to install any new kde packages, I had to update. After several failed attempts to deploy a stable environment with Gentoo (it wasn't impossible, I just didn't want to spend 3 weeks debugging), I begrudgingly decided to try out the N00b distro: Kubuntu.
We give Kubuntu (or Ubuntu) to our employees who are computer literate enough to realized that they don't want Wind0Ze on their workstations, and after seeing 10.04 Lucid Lynx, I was quite impressed with it's capability and remarkable automatic configuration systems.
I have it a whirl and was pleasently surprised at how well it worked right out of the box, but there are still some issues, and I am in the midst of writing: Configuring_Kubuntu_10.4_Lucid_Lynx_on_a_Thinkpad_R60