I had a similar problem with a Lenovo laptop (again purchased before SuperFish). The user finally agreed to have me send it for service, no issues reported since then. It clearly had a hardware problem as I rebuild the OS at least twice before sending in for service.
I see Lenovo adds ALL over the place on spiceworks. No idea why.
Lenovo is one of a select few companies that spend lots and lots of money on advertising with Spiceworks. They seem to get special treatment from that. Also makes me question weather I can continue to trust anything Spiceworks related :(
After the LNO situation, how does this make things more "questionable"?
I'm curious, what percentage is sold in first world countries versus the rest of the world.
Yes, very good question. The percentages that I have seen are judged on "units shipped" not the amount of money spent on them. As Lenovo completely dominates the Chinese market, I am assuming that a major percentage of those units are sold there. I am also guessing that at least a fair percentage of their sales are very low cost devices. I know that they make Chromebooks and some entry level stuff even for the US market. They might be selling a fraction of the PCs by cost, even if leading in per unit volume.
SuperMicro is beginning to make the lines between Tier 1 and Tier 2 blurry as they increase their level of engineering on their products and begin to offer more and more enterprise class support for their products.
This model does make sense. The only other option would be to put up pay walls on all websites out there, and you would have to pay them directly to gain access to their content.
A few places might manage to leave their stuff open, private blogs, etc, but for the most part news and other typical journalism would die a quick death as most people are unwilling to pay for it. Though, in thinking that through, what we'd probably end up with is a what we had 20 years ago, newspapers, a collection of writers, etc that all work under a single corporate umbrella. So you'd subscribe to one of these services and only see their tiny portion of probably slanted views.
Well the people ultimately in charge that are allowing them to operate this way are the shareholders. And they are definitely being punished now. You can't change the shareholders but you can make sure that they are not getting your money.
Yeah I was wondering how he was going to handle that ALL manufacturers today are pretty much guaranteed to be doing some sort of tracking. Granted that tracking is so they can make the product better.
The author also didn't mention if they did a fresh install of Windows when they received the machine - to me that was his first downfall, but the fact that Lenovo has already shot itself in the foot, this doesn't help.
Wow.. so somehow this shim was causing you problems.. I wonder what happened to break it in your case?
Did formatting and starting over solve your issue?
And what media did you use to reinstall?
Yup, the problems that we had looked exactly like someone using a shim to proxy data somewhere else (aka a man in the middle attack.) Most man in the middles will break socket.io that MangoLassi uses. This is the same thing that used to cause Untangle and Watchguard devices to break.
Formatting and installing a non-Lenovo Windows 10 image fixed things.