A week with Scientific
Both on the T60 as well as the T60p Scientific does an amazing job, the difference between running GNOME3 or Cinnamon on those two laptops is huge, really, really huge.
I had really no problems -at least, no real, big ones- so far.
Installed quite a bunch of stuff on both of them, things like VLC, VirtualBox, Wine, etc; in order to get all my desktop needs fulfilled, all of those via straight rpm, w/o using extra repos.
I'll post later step by step instructions.