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Despite a few major short-comings of my Lenovo laptop I still really love it. I am currently traveling a lot so the 3K monitor on a small form-factor and rugged SSD make it a good choice. The one thing lacking is good network support. It has no Ethernet port perhaps because it is too thin; which, is not such a big deal; but I’ve had lots of trouble with the WiFi card.

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My Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro 13 is a wonderful machine and I want to take care of the solid state device a.k.a. “hard-drive”. Basically I want to reduce unnecessary writes, for example by configuring the tmp dir to reside in memory. System used: Grub | Linux | GNU | Debian | Ubuntu Ignore Access Time Use the noatime flag to tell the OS not to update the journal access time for files or directories.

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This guide serves as a reminder for me when I go to install Ubuntu again. I am not going to show how to install Ubuntu, that is available all over the net. What I will describe is what I did after install to get my workstation back up and running with what I need to do Python development. For me, a sub-average long-time software developer, Ubuntu is a great operating system.

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