/tpg/ - ThinkPad General
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Other business laptops are also welcome in /tpg/ (e.g. Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook).
If you're looking for purchase advice, READ THE BUYERS GUIDE FIRST. Then post, stating budget and requirements (e.g. size and performance).
Don't buy anything OTHER THAN T, X AND W SERIES if you want the Real ThinkPad Experience™
Why ThinkPad? (also applies to other business laptops)
>They’re really cheap when you buy a used one.
>Keyboards feel excellent while typing (yes, even the newer ones).
>Great durability thanks to the inclusion of rollcages and use of glass fiber reinforced plastic for the chassis. The keyboard is splash proof and spilled liquids will drain out.
>Utilitarian design - e.g. indicator LEDs, 7 row keyboard layout on older models.
>Docking solutions that easily turns your laptop into a desktop.
>Easy to repair, upgrade and maintain thanks to readily available service manuals for almost every model. Spare parts are easy and cheap to obtain.
>The best trackpoint (that red thing on the middle of the keyboard). Great for those who type a lot or hate swiping their fingers all over a touchpad.
>Excellent GNU/Linux & *BSD support.
Used ThinkPad Buyers Guide:
EPP discount for new ThinkPads (USA only, usually 15%+ off):
Useful ThinkPad tools (GNU/Linux + Windows):
ThinkWiki - Info on ThinkPads and running GNU/Linux on them:
ThinkPad service guides w/ tutorial videos:
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So we're finally out of IPv4 addresses.
There were over 4,000,000,000 IPv4 addresses, and for a long time, we thought we'd never run out. And yet, here we are.
There are 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 IPv6 addresses. SURELY we won't ever run out now... Right?
I wonder, what will our civilization be like when we finally run out of IPv6 addresses? What would our civilization *have* to be like in order to use all of those addresses? Seems like we'd have to be interplanetary at minimum, if not galactic.