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ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 8: The More Things Change… The More They (mostly) Stay The Same…

A quick report on the laptop that arrived on my bench a few days ago, including a drive-by look at how it handles Linux (or how Linux handles it).  But first: From time to time Lenovo sends me a gadget. … Continue reading

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Too soon old, too late smart – the ancient mariner gets a sharp rap with the clue bat

That’s my 1999 22 SeaSport up at the top of the page.  Main power is a Volvo-Penta 5.7 GSi.  Marinized Chevy 350 with throttle-body injection. On our one halibut outing this year we ran out to the ‘but hole, fished … Continue reading

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Don’t panic – you can still secure boot Linux on new ThinkPads

There seems to be a whole lot of half-informed “information” floating around about Lenovo and/or MS locking out Linux on new ThinkPads. And as usual,  the torch and pitchfork crowd railing against the conspiracy. Nope. You can still boot a … Continue reading

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ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7: Truly a New Generation

A preliminary look at the laptop that just took over the place of honor on my bench. Base specifications and the specifics of this top-of-the-line X1 Yoga – and how it compares to the previous tenant, a high-end Gen 6  … Continue reading

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ThinkBook 14s Yoga: not (quite) a ThinkPad, but not too bad…

I’m a hard-core, dyed-in-the-wool, rabid, militant TrackPoint fan. I did not expect to like this ThinkBook as much as I do. It’s a tight piece of engineering, and other than missing that red nubbin, it’s a first-rate machine.  Slim, decent … Continue reading

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