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The Bad Guys Will Cut Off Your Fingers

Mar 28, 2008, 09:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Linux has always supported Thinkpads pretty well, though the onboard modems and sound are chronic trouble spots. In fact, these days the modem is the sound chip. Two troubles for the price of one! But, as always, Linux coders make these things work despite the best efforts of all those innovative proprietary vendors to thwart them. I have a Lenovo T61 with an integrated fingerprint reader, and finally got around to seeing if I could make it work. Thanks to the fine folks at and Thinkfinger, I had it up and working in no time. ThinkWiki is an essential resource for Linux Thinkpad owners, and don't forget to contribute your own tips and success stories.

"A word of warning first: biometrics is all sexy and hawt and touted as the final security solution. Unfortunately, it's not..."

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