driver update

The manufacturer’s website offers a diagnostics tool, promising to have a look into the according hardware, detecting if more recent drivers are available and leading you through easy download and installation. All right, just for the fun of it, let’s try. Diagnostics says: “We are sorry, but the updates can not be installed on your system. Please contact your notebook manufacturer.” :-o Ladies and Gentlemen, this is an ATX big tower, not only containing a 700W power supply unit, but also enough free airspace I could stuff half of your company inside. There are mouse and keyboard attached, not to speak of the two 19” screens—do you call that a laptop? What? Ah, ok, if you think so … Somehow this incident took away a bit of my paranoia concerning spyware and data-mining by big companies or even national offices—let your bots’n’spiders run havoc and spam you, their masters, with funny data.