I fell for the meme and am getting a Thinkpad X220 with a 1TB Samsung Pro SSD and 16gb RAM. It has Windows 7 on it. Give me reasons as to why I would want to use Linux on it? I don't program, torrent, do graphics work, listen to music (only very rarely), or work with videos. Suggested activities to do with the machine would be worthwhile, too.
>inb4 install Gentoo
I got a Thinkpad X200 with a 128GB Sandisk SSD and 2gb RAM, and I use debian.
I use it exclusively for programming and shitposting on /g/.
You don't need even a fraction of those specs to do what you're asking.
If you don't have a 'real life' reason to and the pure curiosity and desire for digital exploration/learning aren't pulling you to try it, then there really is no reason to.
For a certain group of people 'it exists' + 'it is in my area of interest (computers/technology in this case)' + 'it is very easily available' = reason enough to experiment with something.
>make a fake C corp in your state for a minimal amount of money
>make a fake web page on your network hinting that your fake company creates industrial control hardware, or is a weapons contractor, or possesses cutting edge IP.
>secure it with SSL for maximum cred
>create a massive simulation of a corporate network in IMUNES
>leave network maps on unsecured shares
>make fake AD accounts
>make a secure W2k12 SQL server with 10 interfaces on the same subnet
>create vulnerable web facing server
>monitor SPAN interface
>capture the latest in chinese 0days
>laugh your testicles off as they probe your network of fake computers
>eat general tso chicken ironically
>drink 10%+ beer brewed in cold as fuck states
I dont know what you do with your Friday nights.