thinkpads.com Support Community Forum Index Bill Morrow's thinkpads.com Open Forum - The Original Thinkpad Support Forum
Follow ThinkpadsForum on Twitter
 Support this forum, shop at newmodeus.com
 Support the forum, shop at newmodeus.com
System backups occur about 7:00 am EDT and last about 10 minutes. This will slow performance. RSS feeds have been added to the forum.
Donate if you wish to:
bill at thinkpads dot com

It is currently Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:57 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

Do you think Lenovo should pre-install eComStation as choice for opearting systems? (instead of Windows?).
Yes! 100%  100%  [ 5 ]
No! 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 5
Author Message
 Post subject: Lenovo and eCS?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:01 pm 
Offline
Junior Member
Junior Member

Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:22 pm
Posts: 436
Location: New Jersey
I sent an e-mai to Lenovo asking if they were willing to sell a Thinkpad with eCS preinstalled. The below is their reply.
" Dear Mr. Mullins,

Thank you for contacting Lenovo, the makers of ThinkPad
and ThinkCenter PC Products.

We are in receipt of your e-mail regarding information on
ordering a ThinkPad with the operating system eComStation.

Please be advised, you have reached a general contact forum.

For further assistance, please contact Think PC Sales Center
at 877-884-4658. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday
8:30 A.M. to 9:15 P.M, Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. EST.

Thank you for visiting our site and contacting Lenovo.

Shakeel Bk Ahmed
Electronic Response Center "

:idea: It would be neat if alternative operating systems were given as choices when ordering a computer.
8)

_________________
* * * * * * * * *
BigWarpGuy
* * * * * * * * *
OS/2-eCS.Org - OS/2 World
http://www.os2ecs.org - http://www.os2world.com
'supporting past OS/2 users and future eCS users.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 11:52 am 
Offline
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder

Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:02 pm
Posts: 1276
Location: Newark, Ohio
As a choice? I don't see why not...

I'd like, on any model, the option of...

No OS
XP Home
XP Pro
eComStation
Some Linux distro (support would be tricky, though)

This in contrast to the current system where certain type-models are tied to certain OSes. If a certain type-model that comes with XP Home is on sale, yet the XP Pro version of that type-model isn't, and you need Pro, you're screwed.

_________________
SOLECTRON SUCKS
TP T61p | It doesn't actually have a type-model any more... hacked in ALL the mods! | 15.0" 4:3 chassis, QXGA, T9500, 8 GiB RAM, 750 GB HDD, Win7 Pro, Advanced Dock, PCIe QFX 570


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: No Support Okay With Me!
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 12:45 pm 
Offline
Junior Member
Junior Member

Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:22 pm
Posts: 436
Location: New Jersey
I am more concerned about having to pay for an operating system that I won't be using. There is support for OS/2 and eCS online (ie; http://www.os2ecs.org , http://www.os2world.com , http://www.os2.org , http://www.os2warp.be and other places). 8)

_________________
* * * * * * * * *
BigWarpGuy
* * * * * * * * *
OS/2-eCS.Org - OS/2 World
http://www.os2ecs.org - http://www.os2world.com
'supporting past OS/2 users and future eCS users.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 1:04 pm 
Offline
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder

Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:02 pm
Posts: 1276
Location: Newark, Ohio
Well, the most important option would be (in addition to the current XP choices - yet adding the ability to pick your XP version on any type-model) no operating system. On any type-model.

_________________
SOLECTRON SUCKS
TP T61p | It doesn't actually have a type-model any more... hacked in ALL the mods! | 15.0" 4:3 chassis, QXGA, T9500, 8 GiB RAM, 750 GB HDD, Win7 Pro, Advanced Dock, PCIe QFX 570


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:38 pm 
Offline
Junior Member
Junior Member

Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:22 pm
Posts: 436
Location: New Jersey
It would not only be nice to be able to chose the operating system (eComStation, Windows, Linux, etc) but also be able to chose which software you want installed. I bought a notebook computer with WinXP-HE os plus software; some of which I do not use. :idea:

8)

_________________
* * * * * * * * *
BigWarpGuy
* * * * * * * * *
OS/2-eCS.Org - OS/2 World
http://www.os2ecs.org - http://www.os2world.com
'supporting past OS/2 users and future eCS users.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:42 am 
Offline
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder

Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:02 pm
Posts: 1276
Location: Newark, Ohio
http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl ... 04/0415221

They're going to be a MS Exclusive Partner. :(

[/thread]

_________________
SOLECTRON SUCKS
TP T61p | It doesn't actually have a type-model any more... hacked in ALL the mods! | 15.0" 4:3 chassis, QXGA, T9500, 8 GiB RAM, 750 GB HDD, Win7 Pro, Advanced Dock, PCIe QFX 570


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:19 pm
Posts: 38
Location: NC
Well IBM used to sell open bay computers such as the commercial desktop and maybe some PS/2 models. Unfortunately, if one doesnt want the MS preloaded OS, there's no credit for not wanting it.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group