This is a guide on how I set up Arch/xmonad on my X220. I reviewed the X220 in my previous post.
After returning my previous company’s Macbook Air, I was in the market for a laptop for doing personal stuff and software dev. The MBA is almost the perfect hardware in my mind – it’s extremely light, has a quality build, 8 hours of battery life, a really amazing TN screen, and i7 processor. With linux loaded on it, it flies. But, unfortunately, there are a couple drawbacks that led me to look elsewhere. The horrible chiclet keyboard and – the ultimate dealbreaker – the price. A fully loaded 12” MBA costs around $1800, and they don’t resell for much less.
I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa to Jorgen and Shane Ravn. My dad was born in Denmark and my mom was born in Rhodesia (now known as Zimbabwe). They both immigrated to South Africa as kids where later they met and had me.