Given the Igalia’s OLPI program (One Laptop Per Igalian) I got a new Thinkpad, the x301. I chose this one just because Alex chose it too, and I trust in the Alex judgement, and I don’t regret it: it’s a great machine.
All my computers had receive a name. The first computer I bought with my own resources was named Rowena. I still like that name. My first laptop was named Angelina. Meanwhile my third desktop computer was named Toaster.
So, in order to not break the tradition, I named the new laptop, and its name is lit
lit as noun is the contraction of literature. As adjective is the contraction of illuminated or lighted. Also, in French means bed.
I took a different approach to work with this laptop. First of all, I installed Debian Squeeze on it. Not Ubuntu, nor Gentoo. The reason of this is follow the starndard Igalia’s software stack.
The second difference is an reinforce in my console orientation Instead of using Evolution, I’m trying Mutt; instead of XChat, IRSSI; right now I’m testing Newbeuter as feed reader, all of them in a single terminal using GNU/Screen. Besides, I’m continuing with my Emacs dependency curve.
And, if you’re wondering, I’m not going to use RatPoison or any other minimalistic window manager, and maybe never will.
Here’s a screenshot of my current desktop: