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Re: Post your desktop.

#751 Post by agklimit » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:53 am

A bit of pointless fun with my T430 and VirtualBox :wink:

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Re: Post your desktop.

#752 Post by castelmauer » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:56 pm

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Re: Post your desktop.

#753 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:47 pm

Windows 95... noice!
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Re: Post your desktop.

#754 Post by Lister » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:08 pm

NVIDIA system:

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Re: Post your desktop.

#755 Post by oeuvre » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:51 am

slew of thinkcentre stuff here https://imgur.com/a/yW9Xu9V

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Re: Post your desktop.

#756 Post by Glitchy » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:47 am

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At the moment like this ...
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#757 Post by unix_joe » Wed Nov 02, 2022 10:44 pm

600X wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:56 am
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Six years later, and that screenshot looks like it could have been taken today.
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#758 Post by akselm » Fri Feb 24, 2023 10:00 pm

ThinkPad 600, Windows NT 4.0 :D
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#759 Post by unix_joe » Sun May 28, 2023 9:45 pm

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KDE on a Z13.
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#760 Post by unix_joe » Sat Jun 03, 2023 10:16 am

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Pop!_OS on a Z16.
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#761 Post by unix_joe » Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:13 pm

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Updating the T43p to the latest OpenBSD release. A semi-annual ritual for the past half decade. A single core doesn't have much browsing power even using fvwm and netsurf.

To the left, there's the Z13 and Z16, our daily drivers.
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#762 Post by unix_joe » Sat Oct 07, 2023 11:08 am

unix_joe wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:13 pm
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Updating the T43p to the latest OpenBSD release. A semi-annual ritual for the past half decade. A single core doesn't have much browsing power even using fvwm and netsurf.

To the left, there's the Z13 and Z16, our daily drivers.

The Z13 and the Z16 are both done. Multiple keys came off the keyboard on the Z13 under normal use and it is not an easy repair. The Z16 simply refuses to power on anymore. I bought them both in May, including next day international warranty service, but I do not have warranty coverage in this country and have to wait until I am back in the States for my next day service. As it turns out, Lenovo thinks they are operating in this country, but the building from which customer support claims service is provided is actually empty.

I have owned maybe a hundred laptops over the years. Most of them ThinkPads and MacBooks. I enjoyed the Z13 and Z16 when they worked. I loved the form factors of both laptops but this will be the end of my Lenovo ownership. I have never had laptops just fall apart or die like this. My guess is that the Z-series is going to be a dead end for ThinkPads, given that it was designed to emulate MacBook design language that Apple itself has abandoned for better serviceability. HDMI ports and replaceable keyboards and distinct non-USB-C chargers are back in style at Apple.

I still have two laptops for the kids (X280's), and a desktop to hold us over.

The T43p in the picture is still running after 18 years, I can still ping it, but that's six thousand miles away and I won't be back in the States until 2024.
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Re: Post your desktop.

#763 Post by ZaZ » Tue Jan 23, 2024 10:57 pm

I have not had a ThinkPad desktop in a while, but here it is now:


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Re: Post your desktop.

#764 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jan 24, 2024 2:43 am

Nice one, are they sequoia trees?
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#765 Post by ZaZ » Wed Jan 24, 2024 1:10 pm

Yes, I always like it, but according to the file properties information I acquired the file in '06, so I have no recollection of its provenance. If you ask me it looks too skinny to be Sequoias, more likely some kind of Pine, but I'm certainly no arborist.
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Re: Post your desktop.

#766 Post by mikemex » Tue Jan 30, 2024 10:00 pm

unix_joe wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2023 11:08 am
I have owned maybe a hundred laptops over the years (...) have never had laptops just fall apart or die like this. (...) The T43p in the picture is still running after 18 years, I can still ping it, but that's six thousand miles away and I won't be back in the States until 2024.
You're not being 100% objective here.

A Z16 is WAY faster than a T43. Meaning: all electronics inside the T43 are expected to work at lower frequencies and use higher voltages. The chips themselves were made using larger node litographies. Motherboard PCBs were noticeably thicker than current ones. All in all, there was simply more room for error. Modern designs squeeze materials in all possible ways, and all that is left is the bare minimum to work. For example, the new connectors for the WIFI (I believe they are u.FL) cards are so tiny and fragile that I damaged one during a simple service to an M900. That never happened to me before with the old and larger connectors (IPEX). So there is a price to pay for all that lightness and thinness: modern electronics are just not as reliable as the older ones.
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My guess is that the Z-series is going to be a dead end for ThinkPads, given that it was designed to emulate MacBook design language that Apple itself has abandoned for better serviceability. HDMI ports and replaceable keyboards and distinct non-USB-C chargers are back in style at Apple.
I've always said that it was a mistake to adopt the USB-C charging standard. USC-C charging as an additional option? Sure! As the sole option? Nope!

And I get your point about the keyboards, but the truth is that all keyboards are replaceable, it just takes way more labor to do so when it's integrated into the palmrest. I've done language swaps on X1 Carbons. It's tedious but doable.
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Re: Post your desktop.

#767 Post by unix_joe » Tue Feb 13, 2024 4:52 pm

mikemex wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2024 10:00 pm

You're not being 100% objective here.

A Z16 is WAY faster than a T43. Meaning: all electronics inside the T43 are expected to work at lower frequencies and use higher voltages. The chips themselves were made using larger node litographies. Motherboard PCBs were noticeably thicker than current ones. All in all, there was simply more room for error. Modern designs squeeze materials in all possible ways, and all that is left is the bare minimum to work. For example, the new connectors for the WIFI (I believe they are u.FL) cards are so tiny and fragile that I damaged one during a simple service to an M900. That never happened to me before with the old and larger connectors (IPEX). So there is a price to pay for all that lightness and thinness: modern electronics are just not as reliable as the older ones.
There's also survivor bias going on. If a laptop is going to die or fall apart, it's going to happen in it's first year. The Z13 and the Z16 were my first "new" ThinkPads, new meaning still the current model when I purchased them. Outside of the time I bought 4 T25's when they went on clearance sale at the Outlet, I've only ever purchased older models, and never had these kind of reliability issues, except back when the T42 and T41 had their GPU defects. That was over 15 years ago.

I think when I get back to the States, I'll replace the Z series with a couple of maxed out P51's and just use that for the next few years. I enjoy the keyboard of my P71 already but I don't want to travel with it. Also, I would like dedicated volume buttons more than I want two extra cores that the P52/P53 have. So from super thin and light to super bulky and heavy.

With all the kids on laptops now, I'm running my own IT department at home too; maybe it's time to standardize us all on the same platform and distro and keep it simple.
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