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Linux on Lenovo ThinkPad T14: great except the webcam/mic

Update (): Several people have written to me asking about the microphone recording level. I’m soft-spoken and didn’t realize the recording volume was lower than expected. This is a driver issue and is expected to be fixed in Linux kernel version 5.8.

Software downloads now contain unique tracking identifiers

Update (): I didn’t discuss the security implications of this when I wrote this article. It turns out that people have found ways to append entire executable Java programs on Windows in this way. As far as Windows was concerned, it wouldn’t see any problems with executing the entirely wrong and unsigned program as long as the main portion of the program file was signed. Ouch.

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