Carl Burks is a software developer for a global financial institution. With over ten years experience in technology and software development for financial organizations and over twenty years of software experience, Carl Burks provides articles, musings and insight into technology issues, software development, and other selected topics.

Lenovo Fail


Carl Burks
Since I stopped using Apple products a while back I've been a Lenovo consumer. Today they lost me. The wireless card supplied with the laptop doesn't work well with 64 bit OS's. After researching this issue I wanted to change the card. I opened up one of my old Thinkpads and removed the mini PCI wirelesscard and plugged it in. Guess what happened next? The machine refused to boot "Unauthorized Network card". Lenovo uses whitelists. I didn't unauthorize this. I will no longer recommend any lenovo products.