Posted by on Jul 6, 2009 in General | 0 comments

For years, I have been a Dell supporter.  I tend to recommend Dell to my clients for a couple of reasons:

  1. Their support, for the most part, is pretty good.
  2. Their machines, for the most part, don’t come preloaded with AOL crap (looking at you, Sony!)
  3. Finding drivers for their machines is fairly easy, and has gotten easier with newer models.

However, for a long time, Lenovo/Thinkpad had the market beat when it came to updating the drivers.  You could start up the ThinkVantage System Update (TSU) utility, it would scan your machine, and suggest updates that you could use.

Then, for some odd reason, Lenovo decided to stop supporting the TSU utility, and instead insisted on going through their website.  Which would be fine, except for the fact that the downloaded software would not auto-launch the setup/update utility (like Dell would), and as a result it would take twice as long to install.

Well, the TSU is back, and I am happy again.  Now, if only they made their machines less…boxy.