Lenovo Upping Their Linux Support

Jun 04, 2020

Lenovo is now offering full certification and Linux preinstalled hardware.

PC giant Lenovo is bringing serious support to Linux...big support. The entire line of Lenovo workstations (minus the IdeaPad) will now be fully certified to work with Linux. That’s not all. Lenovo will also start selling the entire line of ThinkStation PCs and ThinkPad P series laptops with either Ubuntu LTS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux pre-installed.

Lenovo will also include full web support and dedicated Linux forums into the mix.

For many, within the Linux community, this could be the biggest piece of news to develop for the open source operating system. Lenovo adding their support behind Linux not only gives consumers far more options for Linux hardware, it could easily help companies to realize the open source operating system is a viable option for the desktop. And with Lenovo also adding their drivers into the upstream kernel, all of their hardware will work with Linux, out of the box. No more tweaking or compiling to get features like Wi-Fi, sound, and fingerprint readers to work.

Of this move, Rob Herman, General Manager, Executive Director Workstation & Client AI Group, said, “While many users prefer to customize their own machines – either on hardware without an OS or by wiping an existing client OS, then configuring and installing Linux – this can raise uncertainty with system stability, restricted performance, compatibility, end-user productivity and even IT support for devices.” Herman added, “Now that these users are making their way out of the proverbial shadows and onto the enterprise floor, the demand is high for an out-of-the-box solution that removes the barrier for deployment of enterprise-grade hardware within a Linux software ecosystem.”

Expect Lenovo Linux preinstalled PCs and laptops to be available for order this month (June, 2020).

Original source: https://news.lenovo.com/pressroom/press-releases/lenovo-brings-linux-certification-to-thinkpad-and-thinkstation-workstation-portfolio-easing-deployment-for-developers-data-scientists/


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