I've got an 'older' t60 that I've had great success with using Ubuntu for the last few years. Right now I'm experiencing a rather annoying conflict with the graphics driver that is causing a sound problem, but I'm confident I can find a practical workaround, such as using the latest version of Ubuntu in a 2D session, which seems to work for some. Here' s a link to the bug that's almost a 'show stopper' for me: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/879790
. You may or may not be affected depending on your graphics chip. Mine is the X1400.
It's my main system and I know I'll get it going again so when I do, I'll post back here with that distro I've chosen and how it goes. Do the same and let us know how things work out on your end!
I've settled on Ubuntu 12.04 in Unity2D to avoid the KMS/sound bug listed above. It's OK for now!