As you know, Lenovo removed (or lost) description of largest part of
Thinkpad laptops from own site. So you can't get information about laptops
manufactured before 2010. (the same problem with other types of computers: ThinkCentre desktops, Ideapad laptops)
Lenovo continues to improve own site,
several monthes ago they removed information about old models of laptops
so users can't find description of configuration by TYPE.
Model number = TYPE is written on the bottom of the laptop, in format
XXXX-XXX. (If you see "XXXX-CTO", then search ProductID)
How to find the hardware configuration in Internet?
For example, TYPE 6457-W8G ?
search: google -> 6457-W8G intel -> you can find bits of information in the forums,
in online shops. Find T7300 (2.0GHz), resolution, etc.
Example of configuration:
14.1 SXGA+ (1400x1050), Core2 Duo T7500 (2.2GHz), 2048MB, 160GB, DVD?RW, 6cell Li-Ion, Quadro NVS 140M 128MB, Gigabit LAN, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, BT, FPR, 4-in-1, XP Pro
We are collecting this text lines, to include this database to OS/2.
Send us TYPE and corresponding short description of configuration
OS/2 users with Arca Noae subscription have access to new drivers built using
The drivers for Ethernet network adapters are ported from FreeBSD operating system.
In the past the drivers were based on Linux drivers.
Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'New MultiMac NIC driver package (20150529) released'
Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new release of our MultiMac NIC driver package.
More information about the MultiMac NIC drivers may be found in the wiki.
New in this release:
A new E1000B driver.
This is the first driver produced using the newly developed library for porting FreeBSD drivers that was discussed at Warpstock 2014. The E1000B driver supports more chipsets than the E1000E driver. This driver is the first release, and is still considered experimental, however, testers have been using it for a few weeks with no problems.
Updated NVETH, E1000E, R8169 drivers.
Although there are no changes to these drivers, they have been recompiled for this release. This means that any changes to the system libraries will also be incorporated into them.
As always, problems encountered with this version should be reported to the ticketing system. Simply log in with your Arca Noae credentials, select MultiMac from the list of projects, and open a ticket.
This driver package is available for download from the Arca Noae website as part of your Arca Noae OS/2 & eCS drivers and software package subscription. Please log into your account in order to access your software.
If you haven't yet purchased a software subscription, this is a great reason to do so now.
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ThinkPad laptops, which debuted in 1992, recently celebrated the
milestone of shipping 100 million units worldwide. In just twenty
over years, the black-clad laptop family has quickly established
itself as an industry icon, with loyal fans that are passionate
about each generation of ThinkPad products. In fact, the 100 millionth ThinkPad has been nicknamed as Eve, who will be tweeting throughout the year on her own unique Twitter handle, @thinkeve.
IBM Simon - is the first commercial smartphone (1994).
touchscreen + you can install additional applications +
draw pictures using stylus.
Simon could receive fax, email, pages messages.
General applications: Mobile phone + calendar + address book,+ worldtime + calculator + notepad and games
IBM have sold 50 000 devices. Unlocked: $1099. 2 years contract: $899, later it decreased to $599.
One more interesting book about Thinkpad and IBM OS/2.
ThinkPad: A Different Shade of Blue tells the exciting inside story
behind the creation of one of the most successful brand names in
computing. Through interviews with the ThinkPad Team and IBM
executives, and access to internal documents and memoranda,
the book provides a rare inside view into the workings of an
IBM brand team. Here is the inside scoop on the cultural and
personality differences that almost killed one of the most
significant development efforts in IBM history.
More importantly, it offers valuable lessons on what it takes to
build a world-class, enduring brand or product.