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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RE[3]: Moral of the story:
by Morgan on Mon 11th Feb 2013 11:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Moral of the story:"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

I find that interesting; we have two Lenovo machines in the household and they are both top-notch. Her laptop is a bargain line IdeaPad and it puts Toshibas and HPs that cost twice as much to shame. My ThinkCentre tower is the best computing investment I've ever made, well worth what I paid and more.

Maybe we just got lucky, but I really like Lenovo. That said, I've always found Asus to be quality gear too.

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RE[4]: Moral of the story:
by ssokolow on Mon 11th Feb 2013 12:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Moral of the story:"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

I find that interesting; we have two Lenovo machines in the household and they are both top-notch. Her laptop is a bargain line IdeaPad and it puts Toshibas and HPs that cost twice as much to shame. My ThinkCentre tower is the best computing investment I've ever made, well worth what I paid and more.

Maybe we just got lucky, but I really like Lenovo. That said, I've always found Asus to be quality gear too.


I remember hearing that Lenovo has started to remove keys I favor for custom keybindings (Stuff in the Print Screen/Scroll Lock/Pause cluster) so I'm really torn since I also despise touchpads and, last I used one, ThinkPads were the best way to get a microjoystick mouse.

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RE[4]: Moral of the story:
by moondevil on Mon 11th Feb 2013 12:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Moral of the story:"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

The Thinkpad cases and keyboards were much better when they were still part of IBM.

My employer uses mostly Thinkpads since quite a few years now.

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RE[5]: Moral of the story:
by Morgan on Mon 11th Feb 2013 12:53 in reply to "RE[4]: Moral of the story:"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

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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