CentOS Enterprise Linux - Buh YA
With CentOS you can have a standardized Linux env, and get things like AD user auth (via Active Directory LDAP services), Full Disk Encryption (via LVM) and last but not least a stable system for engineering workflows.
In the following I just list a couple of handy customization steps.
Save power, save the environment… The old TP-SMAPI isn’t for the newer Lenovos. Usually TLP comes with a fitting default config.
➜ yum search tlp Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, nvidia ... tlp.noarch : Advanced power management tool for Linux
Install VMware Workstation host kernel modules for 5.X
As usual VMware is behind the Linux kernel release lines, and for the T480 you want a new kernel in order to get the best device support.
Check the branches and compile the fitting module.
➜ ~ uname -a Linux foobar 5.2.0-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Jul 8 09:37:45 EDT 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux ➜ ~ lsmod | grep vmm vmmon 110592 2
I usually run 2-3 virtual machines.
Don't use Gnome3
Gnome3 is buggy. I switched to Mate Desktop (using EPEL).
➜ ~ yum groupinstall "MATE Desktop"
Otherwise I’d use the awesome window manager.