I took my sick ThinkPad to see the IBM doctor yesterday evening. It seems Mr ThinkPad needs a hard-disk transplant. Dr IBM asked if Mr ThinkPad wanted to be infected with Windoze; he seemed pleased when I explained we didn’t need it.
Dr IBM released Mr ThinkPad this morning, with a better-than-new disk: 60GB instead of the original 40GB, and no Windoze infection.
It’s a pity IBM didn’t offer the no-Windoze option when I bought the laptop.