glad to see some Edu's are doing work on APPLE's SDK .... nice!
Not sure you would ever get a 'definative' user guide for what you looking for - I think none exists .......However as far as T Series laptop is the BEST PLATFORM for that you are planing for@!@. If you look at this page - You will see a seperate listing for DEVICE DRIVERS avaiable for "LINUX' for diff. T-Series laptops. IBM is one of one mfg'r who do LINUX from Factory! (are still doing this) and has most of if not all of the drivers upodated regularly- which will work on OS-X also and Linux. Windows & drivers never been any issue.
DRIVER MATRIX:http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... PAD-MATRIX
I have had T61&T60P running with Triple boot - OSX-Linux-Win7x64
for seeveral years now. I recently upgraded mine to SL latest release and it does very work well and fastest!! of the 3.
I am not sure what 'plans' you have or thoughts - but it be best to set out some basic "space" allocations on a particular Hard Drive
you have. I am currently running a 500GB 7200rpm Drive pn my T61; as it needed especially if you going to run mutiple 'data' on SAME DRIVE - than things get pretty tight! I have my 'Data" on the T61P 'secondary' drive - also a 500GB but tis a 5400rpm.
I am not sure how and what process and guides you looking for - but theres nothing like 'self-discovery & learn as you go" thats that I did!!! > best way to learn
This is what I did - some Basic Tip(s)
1) COPY/ IMAGE esisting Drive to Sperate drive - store for later use ( as backup)
2) New Drive - Format for OSX ( make sure your BIOS is CURRENT and reflects the OSX requirements) I also use this DRIVE for my 'sys-backup' space ...........
3) INSTALL OSX = first as I found having this makes other "os" installs makes it easier
than 2nd os = Linux (mine = IBM Linux=Suse) than last = win 7 x64
.............hope this gives you enough comfort to dive and begin you new project. Love to see some SDK's that I can use on my Ipad and Iphone ! love to see ;em.
Good luck - Cheers