Lenovo is getting serious about the Linux desktop

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by mood, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. mood

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    Lenovo to roll out Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS across nearly 30 ThinkPads, ThinkStations
    First, Fedora, and now, Ubuntu Linux
    September 23, 2020
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/lenov...lts-across-nearly-30-thinkpads-thinkstations/
    Lenovo: Lenovo Launches Linux-Ready ThinkPad and ThinkStation PCs Preinstalled with Ubuntu
     
  2. zapjb

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    At least for me. I can't find more than 2 PC's at Lenovo . com with Linux. And they're POS stations. I've searched time & again.
     
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    My Lenovo laptop was originally preinstalled with Ubuntu 14.04.
     
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    I believe you. I just can't find ANY Linux options for Lenovo except 2 POS systems. If you can link me I'd appreciate it. Are you still using Ubuntu with the Snapd controversy & all?
     
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    I'm calling shenanigans on Lenovo. If you're serious about Linux how come it's impossible to find Lenovo consumer systemso_O
     
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    Yeah, it's odd. Lenovo are Chinese though, so you'd expect Ubuntu compatibility is built in. Canonical developed Kylin for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China. China didn't want to use Microsoft apparently. I don't blame them.
     
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    The quoted article does say it will be a phased roll out, so I suspect there are is limited devices available to limited regions to start with, probably worth revisiting in 2021 IMHO.
     
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