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[–] iownyou 1 points 36 points (+37|-1) ago 

If you value your server, install linux on it

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[–] 7022439? 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Or BSD even. Both have their advantages and disadvantages on a server depending on the use-case.

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[–] blackdiesel 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

as opposed to what, exactly? Dell? HP? Acer? lol

If you value anything computer related you would not be using Windows

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[–] decompyler 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Certain models of lenovo laptops are compatible with a free and open source bios's such as libreboot and coreboot.

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[–] JohnQCitizen 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Because you got the thing for free. Also because I'm broke as fuck and can't afford to replace it.

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[–] bitbybitbybitcoin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Who was Lenovo talking to, I wonder.

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[–] lakeyosemit 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Tell that to @Atko

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[–] roznak 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

Lenovo spyware gets attacked by Microsoft spyware.

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[–] moneyshift 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

Pot calling the Kettle black. But okay.

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[–] beren 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

If you like your server, you can keep your server!

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Thanks Obama.

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[–] derram 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

https://archive.is/0MKcs :

Lenovo: If you value your server, block Microsoft's November security update • The Register

'Lenovo server customers should disable Windows Update and apply a UEFI update to avoid Microsoft’s November security patches freezing their systems. ', "Only then is it safe to apply Microsoft's security update, Lenovo said.", "Lenovo’s machines are crashing upon installation of Microsoft's Security Update MS16-140 for Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2 and 2012.", "Lenovo has advised sysadmins to head off Microsoft's November update at the pass by turning off Windows Update.", "Microsoft would not detail the exact technical cause of the problem or say whether it planned changes to November's security update to prevent a re-occurrence of this problem."

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[–] Gadsden 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The MS update probably conflicts with some spyware crap they have in their firmware, or the firmware overwrites part of Windows and causes Windows to crash.

Fuck Lenovo. Fuck Microsoft too, but really, really fuck Lenovo.

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[–] Hektik 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Probably not the best source but Lenovo has been repeatedly caught using backdoors in there PC's and Laptops.

http://www.geek.com/chips/spy-agencies-shun-lenovo-finding-backdoors-built-into-the-hardware-1563801/

Microsoft also has spying software on it's newer platforms.

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[–] ryanator008 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

With stuff like this happening, you have to wonder why Linux isn't more popular.

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[–] MRPockets 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Well, for servers at least, it is the dominant OS.

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[–] jinbnters 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

I wonder the same thing after getting deep into Linux and a career with it. Its clearly the better system but my understanding is its an unknown to many as well as they are entrenched with Microsoft. Whether it be .NET and/or ASP.NET apps, using IIS for whatever reason, an existing Exchange and Outlook infaststructure, etc or any number of things that they may be using causing lock in. At the very least businesses are going to continue having at least a couple Windows Servers for WSUS and Exchange for the foreseeable future.

Things are slowly changing though.

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[–] downton-stabby 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

MSFT works very hard to keep windows on nearly all new machines.

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