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Linux Laptops from Lenovo

August 6, 2007

In response to calls from its enterprise customers, following Dell and Acer move , Lenovo plans to ship linux laptops starting in the fourth quarter of 2007. Lenovo is to pre-load its ThinkPad series with Novell's SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. For the office suite, it will be bundled with OpenOffice and web browser and email client software.

A spokesman of Lenovo said, the decision was based on increased enterprise customers demand for notebooks featuring open source software, especially in the education, government and enterprise sector. In last June, Lenovo was making a 'no linux' statement saying that the company would no longer support Linux on its ThinkPad line, that was making them in hot-water with Linux fans.

It seems Linux gets broader support from the major manufacturer these days, customers demand and customer satisfactory level are the keys.

More about Lenovo Thinkpad T series "Thinkpad experience under linux"
Linux-on-laptops has a line of report on Lenovo laptops that's successfully loaded with various Linux distros.


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