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by shawross
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W7 is still safer than W10...
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: W7 is still safer than W10...

Yes Windows 7 after EOL will still be better than 10 IMO.
by shawross
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: 25 Years of ThinkPad by David Churbuck
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: 25 Years of ThinkPad by David Churbuck

Yes interesting because he worked with David Hill so he obviously new him well. Some of his comments allude to what happened behind the scenes. I shared his frustration when some of his team’s greatest concepts were shot down by the product marketing teams when costs needed to be cut to keep the mac...
by shawross
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: 25 Years of ThinkPad by David Churbuck
Replies: 3
Views: 181

25 Years of ThinkPad by David Churbuck

An interesting review of the T25 in which David Churbuck writes a positive review without being overawed. He correctly states it has some "Retro" touches but it is just a Laptop.

https://churbuck.com/2017/11/15/25-years-of-thinkpad/
by shawross
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 96
Views: 21803

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

ajkula66 wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:38 pm
shawross wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:35 pm

Yes Thinkpads aren't the only thing that makes you wonder where we are going. I must be getting old. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7968WLTty0
LOL :lol:
by shawross
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 96
Views: 21803

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SQGJmgnEI8

The above link might work better.

Yes Thinkpads aren't the only thing that makes you wonder where we are going. I must be getting old. :)
by shawross
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Spyworld Revealed: almost every Intel CPU runs MINIX
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Spyworld Revealed: almost every Intel CPU runs MINIX

Yes we like to think we are secure and in control of our systems but the reality is quite different.

Unfortunately we need to realise we are being watched and analysed and someone else owns the master key to our systems.
by shawross
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Was given an HP 6303
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Was given an HP 6303

Probably many folks here will be in similar situations. But I have a Samsung RV 511 I3 2.5GHz Windows 7 64 bit which my neighbour was throwing away. I found it had only 2 GB of ram and had a severe memory leak with Windows 7 updates. Corrected the memory leak issue and now with 6 GB of ram it is han...
by shawross
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?

I tend to characterize the latest hardware and software as the latest Backdoors and Malware. :eek:

But maybe that's just me.
by shawross
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?

RealBlackStuff wrote: I find W10 the most obnoxious OS I have ever come across! YMMV.
+1

Amen!
by shawross
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: My ThinkPad T25 review
Replies: 44
Views: 1978

Re: My ThinkPad T25 review

I have an A30 with a 15 inch screen and it feels like a monster after being on the X220 although the A30 is only XGA.

It would be about pizza box size but weighs a lot more mind you. :)
by shawross
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: My ThinkPad T25 review
Replies: 44
Views: 1978

Re: My ThinkPad T25 review

I personally think 4:3 is superior especially for 12 to 13 inch screens but I have probably been brainwashed to accept 16:10 now.

It annoys me though to see Macs using 16:10 but most others still persisting with 16:9.
by shawross
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: My ThinkPad T25 review
Replies: 44
Views: 1978

Re: My ThinkPad T25 review

Great review with all the major points articulated well. Microsoft and Apple monopolize the market of machines with 3:2 and 16:10 displays currently, and it is likely they have exclusivity contracts with the LCD manufacturers Although I don't agree on the above statement unless Lenovo come out and s...
by shawross
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Has anyone tried an SSD in the X41? *PICS*
Replies: 1087
Views: 431281

Re: Has anyone tried an SSD in the X41? *PICS*

TUFOM wrote:My IBM X20 HDD finally started giving up. I replaced it with IDE to compact flash adapter and kingston 16GB 266X memory card. Running windows XP lightning fast. :)
Welcome to the forum and enjoy your X20 :thumbs-UP:
by shawross
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Want to see me dancing?
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Want to see me dancing?

That was RBS after he found out that the T25 AE was going to be a 16:9 touch screen with extra trackpoint caps. :lol:
by shawross
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Interview with David Hill
Replies: 28
Views: 1241

Re: Interview with David Hill

The concept you can see there was just that, a concept, an example how such a "Retro ThinkPad" could look like. The surveys were used to see how such a concept could be translated into a product and how many people were even interested. Yes David Hill had a concept for a Retro and Lenovo produced t...
by shawross
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Interview with David Hill
Replies: 28
Views: 1241

Re: Interview with David Hill

Its the same product. The Thinkpad 25 is the result of the ThinkPad Retro blogs. The Retro was a concept and not a product and screen ratio was a major part of the concept. Surveys were used to define the concept. Obviously the T25 Anniversary Edition is a product and that is what they are selling....
by shawross
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Interview with David Hill
Replies: 28
Views: 1241

Re: Interview with David Hill

Ibthink wrote:The official name of the product is "ThinkPad 25 Anniversary Edition" already. "ThinkPad Retro" is just the codename for the project.
My belief is David Hill wanted to make a Retro but the bean counters at Lenovo shut this down and provided an "Anniversary Edition" instead.
by shawross
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Interview with David Hill
Replies: 28
Views: 1241

Re: Interview with David Hill

to call it the ThinkPad retro while Lenovo just wanted a special model with a limited release. Classifying it as "Retro" is wrong and as you say Lenovo only wanted a "Limited edition". Lenovo didn't mind the extra hype and interest that "Retro" provided at the expense of Thinkpad enthusiasts. It sh...
by shawross
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Can you combine 4 ISO-files into just 1 big ISO?
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Can you combine 4 ISO-files into just 1 big ISO?

I use a program called TotalMounter which allows you to create virtual drives and save these as ISO files. I use this to create a system repair disk for Windows but on their website they say it will allow you to create as many as 8 virtual drives. It is free for CD size ISO files but obviously there...
by shawross
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Interview with David Hill
Replies: 28
Views: 1241

Re: Interview with David Hill

David Hill will still work in a consultancy role so he was hardly going to say that Lenovo had a great opportunity here but dropped the ball.
by shawross
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found

Not sure that I believe that... Yes I would think you are correct because a quick search brings up 30 Lenovo devices with Android 6 which will be affected the most. https://www.gsmarc.com/model-finder/lenovo/os-version/android-6.0-marshmallow/ This doesn't take into account all the other Android OS...
by shawross
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found

Microsoft has this covered but it doesn't mean that you are necessarily safe. How many routers and devices out there will never get updated? How quickly will Companies provide these updates? For people in condo's and low to medium density home environments this will obviously have a greater impact. ...
by shawross
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found
Replies: 12
Views: 539

"Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found

A security flaw has been discovered that could be used to hack into any device that uses WIFI. The key reinstallation attacks, or KRACKs, were discovered by Belgian researcher Marty Vanhoef and are so serious the US Department of Homeland Security has issued an official warning. Microsoft has alread...
by shawross
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: T25 Theme and other OS customizations
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: T25 Theme and other OS customizations

Yes very kind of "theterminator93".

Personally I love that Richard Sapper quote as it so true. I think David Hill understood Sapper but I am not sure Lenovo upper management ever did. First sign of this is when they dropped the highlights off the trackpoint buttons.
by shawross
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 292
Views: 102167

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

But now a days Apple is just irritating me to death Yes many forum members can relate to that and I am personally turned off by much of what Apple represents. Apple in my eyes is fashion / hype and consumerism. Other than that they aren't as sturdy as Thinkpads and anything that doesn't have a trac...
by shawross
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 292
Views: 102167

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

I understand you are rebuilding your Thinkpad collection but how does a thinkpadgeek use Macbooks? LOL
by shawross
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 92
Views: 4757

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

No it did not. They retailed under $3000 for absolute top configuration in the USA. Yes the salient point here is in the USA. In Australia the X301 fully loaded was over $4000 depending on the exchange rate. The TP25 is $2500 AUD at our exchange rate now and I realised if Lenovo produced a proper R...
by shawross
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Latest X61 BIOS
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Latest X61 BIOS

https://download.lenovo.com/eol/index.html


X61 Lenovo bios and software
by shawross
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: What do you do with Linux?
Replies: 21
Views: 1042

Re: What do you do with Linux?

I think MS are fairly busy trying to perfect Windows 10 and its tentacles at present. Also there have been some ransom-ware patches this year and such but yes disabling all updates is definitely an option. Currently I only install security updates but in truth I am concerned about Google, MS, Intel ...
by shawross
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: What do you do with Linux?
Replies: 21
Views: 1042

Re: What do you do with Linux?

All my machines are on Windows 7 but eventually I intend to start exploring Linux. I will probably dual boot a machine and then go from there. Yes I like to keep my options open also and being under the control of big corporations like MS makes me ill. I worry MS will inject EOL bugs to W 7 but we c...

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