Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Feb 2013 22:18 UTC, submitted by Nth_Man
Hardware, Embedded Systems " bricked a Samsung laptop today. Unlike most of the reported cases of Samsung laptops refusing to boot, I never booted Linux on it - all experimentation was performed under Windows. It seems that the bug we've been seeing is simultaneously simpler in some ways and more complicated in others than we'd previously realised." On a related note, the Linux Foundation's UEFI secure boot system has been released.
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by Morgan on Mon 11th Feb 2013 12:53 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Moral of the story:"
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Good to know. The last time I had an IBM computer was a tower from 1999 or so, and it was built like a tank. This ThinkCentre isn't especially tank-like, but then a stationary desktop machine doesn't have to be armored. I do recall the ThinkPads from the pre-Lenovo days were pretty stout too, but sadly I never could afford one.

I do like that my fiancée's IdeaPad laptop has almost as much metal as plastic on the outside, yet it's lighter than a similarly specc'd Toshiba plastic toy. I'd like to check out a Lenovo ThinkPad one day to see if they are worth the potential investment.

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