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

Why wait for the NSA to install the malware on your computer when the manufacturer can ship it to you pre-infected.

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[–] k3mist 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wow, absolute morons.

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[–] Atarian 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Fuck, I've just bought one of these. Worst thing is, the shitty company I bought it from claim installing Linux voids the warranty.

Aaaand here it is. Dirty rotten stinking fuckbags.

EDIT: Right, it's gone, plus the certificate. Installing Linux now, fuck the warranty, I'll just use the reinstall stick if I have to take it back.

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

Installing Linux voids warranty? I'm pretty sure that's against some TOS by Lenovo or whoever ...

If my laptop died and he would say i'm not fixing it because you have linux it, i'd smack him in the face right there on the spot.

ok probably not, but i'd be pissed and would certainly make a fuss about it.

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[–] Atarian 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Apparently someone took their laptop back due to a broken hinge, and was told to go away because they'd installed Linux.

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[–] 0x5f3759df 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If you just bought it, you can still return it to the store and get a different computer.

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

And who knows what they have installed?

I ripped it out, left a small windows partition for gaming, and I'm now dual-booting with Ubuntu (for now). Mind you, even they share your searches with Amazon.

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

Just dual boot it. Does the warranty mention installing a second OS, or just removing Windows? Technically, you'd just be replacing the Windows boot loader, the OS would remain intact.

Hell, you could set the GRUB timeout to 0 (hold the shift key when you want it to pause) and have it boot Windows as default; they'd probably never notice there was another OS installed, it's not like Windows will show your ext4 partitions.

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

might not be, especially in Europe

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[–] Sike 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Article says reports started mid 2014, would that mean my Lenovo laptop shouldn't have Superfish since I got it in December of 2013? Lenovo won't be getting any repeat business from me.

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

According to the Lenovo statement only devices from September to December are affected.

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

So honestly, I have to wonder - please bear with me here.

How could Lenovo think this was a good move? And if you expand that circle of logic a bit further, in light of the recent Hard Drive malware news, how many other manufacturers are doing the same thing with their netbooks/laptops? Perhaps even with some of the newer and hard-to-detect software used in the HD firmware attacks?

Hell, its time to burn 'em all and start wire-wrapping your own logic boards, seems like. What the hell is wrong with the world, honestly...

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

I've been thinking about this a lot recently- Attackers only have to consider two real processor families and two operating systems to cover 98% of computers.

I wonder how secure my Atari Falcon is compared to a modern Windows PC? OK, so the TCP/IP stack hasn't been updated since Noah bought an umbrella, but I bet a big-endian 16 bit computer would confuse the ever living shit out of them.

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

A reminder to everybody. Never buy a machine and use the pre-installed Operating System. Install one of the official Microsoft images they provide on the internet. If you need a key use Windows Loader by Daz since you pretty much already paid for the licence of the manufacturer.

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[–] AlLnAtuRalX 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Buy a Lenovo. Flash Linux. You should never really be using the OEM Windows install anyway if you care about security or privacy... who knows what crapware and rootkits it comes with.

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[–] benoliver999 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The ThinkPads in particular are fantastic Linux laptops.

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

My problem installing Linux on my lap top though, is that my primary hobby is making games. None of the proprietary tools I use (Photoshop, unreal engine, logic) support Linux. Sure there are Foss alternatives, but come on. Most of them are terrible.

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

It doesn't really matter when they have backdoors on HDD firmwares and CPUs ....

I mean sure, it's an ugly move by Lenovo, but you're not safe from NSA regardless.

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