Running Ubuntu on Lenovo Laptops

Peter Goggin petergoggin at
Tue Apr 1 08:11:43 UTC 2014

Thank you all for the replies about this topic.
The four laptops are used for different things.

The X61S is used for emails, web searches and record keeping. The main 
programs are Firefox, Thunderbird and Microsoft office. I know that 
Firefox and Thunderbird run under Ubuntu. I know that LibreOffice 
provides similar functionaliity to MS Office and can save and read files 
in MS format.   This will be the first machine I convert.
Currently the hard drive has two partitions, One is NTFS and the oither 
smaller one is FAT32. I beleive the FAT32 partition is used to rebuild 
XP on the main partition.  Presumably the Ubuntu installation will 
overwrite both these partitions and format them as a single partion.  
Once this is done I cannot return the system to run XP.  I have all the 
data files backed up to an external hard drive.

I am getting too old to learn many new tricks so I would appreciate 
gudance on how to do the conversion.

How do I transfer my email for the XP version of Thunderbird to the 
Ubuntu version
What applications come as standard with Ubunto.

The X61S has Intel Core 2Duo LvL7500 (1.6GHz) processor and 2 Gb memory.
12.1inch (1024x768 resolution) TFT display, Intel X3100 - integrated 

Will this be able to run the full Ubuntu LTS release which is due this 
What desktop would I need to use:

Thanks for any help.


Peter Goggin

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