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Looking Forward to Windows Vista

UPDATE: It is hardly necessary to mention that errors like that happen in even the most advanced voice recognition software, and that they have absolutely nothing to do with Windows. But, gosh, that’s a funny error. Hasn’t swung me from dear old Wintel, though. I’ve been harping about purchasing a new computer and I have finally done so, pursuant to my threat in the Open Letter to my Dell Notebook. I opted for the Lenovo Thinkpad X60s, which is a lovely little machine, solidly built.

I briefly entertained thoughts of buying a Macintosh computer, but such thoughts only grip the mind for so long. A little thought looses them. In truth, I thought about a Mac purely because they seemed to be the only company building a notebook out of quality materials. I had written off the Thinkpad line after IBM sold its personal computer business to Chinese company Lenovo. After meeting with the excellent Geoff Bronner, though, who does laptop purchasing for the Tuck School of Business—students there get these nice Thinkpad machines; undergraduates are offered only the atrocious Dell products—told me that quality has not dropped a whit since the sale. Done deal.


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