A walkthrough some of IBM's best known creations: from the Selectric typewriter to the IBM PC to the ThinkPad.
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The IBM ThinkPad range of notebook PCs, now owned by China's Lenovo, has been around for 20 years and is still going strong. But the name was originally used for a range of IBM touch-sensitive tablet PCs, which flopped.
The 2011 Australian Open features more cutting-edge tech than ever before, from IBM tracking software and cybersecurity mechanisms to augmented reality apps and flying cameras
It’s hard to get excited about a thin-and-light notebook PC when you’ve been carrying them around for more than a decade. However, when Toshiba unveiled the R700, it impressed even a cynical old Portégé and IBM ThinkPad user like me, so I borrowed one.
Guardium's technology is designed to monitor databases for suspicious activity by authorised users as well as attackers
Has Lenovo lost whatever mojo the ThinkPad had? That simple question raised a lot of discussion at TechRepublic and it's worth pondering.
Lenovo has announced plans to cease using the IBM logo on its products, with a complete switchover to new branding to happen before next year's Beijing Olympics.
The Chinese PC maker has announced that it will stop using the IBM logo earlier than anticipated
From the wearable to the methane-powered, we take a walk through 15 years of one of tech's most enduring brands
A number of positions at Lenovo's Australia and New Zealand operations will cease to exist as a result of the PC maker's global restructure announced late last week.The jobs will be relocated to "emerging markets" such as Brazil, China and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Heather Jones, Lenovo spokesperson for ANZ, told ZDNet Australia.
The premium you pay is worth it: the ThinkPad T60 delivers a sturdy design, a complete range of network connectivity, top-shelf performance, long battery life, and just enough ports for the typical business user.
Arimasa Naitoh, the inventor of the ThinkPad notebook and a senior executive at Lenovo, has moved to quell fears that the sale of IBM's PC division would result in a reduction in quality levels.
Businesses seeking a sturdy, secure, portable workhorse should consider the ThinkPad R60.
Update: The PC maker, which recently signed a $1.2bn Microsoft deal, says it has no plans to stop supporting the open-source OS
Very recently, the LCD panel on my IBM (vintage) Thinkpad T42 (around one year old), decided it had enough and stopped working on me. It was a gradual death.
I said to myself, I'm not going to do it. The Mac is a "home" computer, and I don't want to "work"from it. I want to do the fun stuff, like this:But after a couple of days of fun, Ithought it might be useful to be able to blog from the new iMac. So,I did what you would do -- I surfed over to the downloadson IBM developerWorks:Lotus anddownloaded the trial of Lotus Notes 6.5 for Mac. Easy enough.Problems cropped up immediately. Thedownload comes down in .HQX format -- requiring Stuffitto unpack (which is not installed by default -- I learned that like thePC, .ZIP is the standard compression format for Mac users now). Stuffithas a brain-dead installer, too, and requires a Mac reboot for proper operation(strange, I thought this was a Mac!); I tried to unpack the .HQX severaltimes before learning this. After reboot, things weren't much better-- the HQX unpacked partially, then asked for a "decryption passphrase". What the heck?I tried both the 6.0.x and 6.5.x versionsof the Notes Mac trial -- neither would unpack. Thus, I'm bloggingback on my Thinkpad right now. I've installed other programs thismorning -- Firefox and Skpe were both relatively painless. And mosteverything about the Mac has been easy so far. Just not my own product. And yes, I know, once I get it installed, I get to deal with fontissues and all the rest. Guys and gals, Macheads of the world,I feel your pain, no need to pile on. In the meantime, can you tellme the secret handshake to install my own product?
Buried in my recently posted saga of why synch can stink was a comment about how, when using Intellisync to wirelessly (over Verizon Wireless' EVDO network) synchronize email, contacts, appointments, etc. between my PC (an IBM Thinkpad T42) and an Audiovox XV6600 PocketPC phone, I was unable to control the frequency of data synchronization.
To ensure minimal disruption to its customer base, Lenovo's new IBM-branded business will initially operate virtually as a separate entity."The Lenovo business in China will remain split and will be managed differently in the short-term," Lenovo Australia and New Zealand managing director Alan Munro told ZDNet Australia .
Prototype designed by Big Blue and Sanyo could produce eight hours of power for the notebooks.
Prototype designed by Big Blue and Sanyo could produce eight hours of power for the notebooks. Photos: Notebooks pump up with gas