Some Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks will ship with Linux

Anybody looking for an alternative to Windows or macOS without having to install their own Linux operating system will be pleased to know that some Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks will soon ship with the Fedora operating system.

This is a pilot, but Lenovo has been working with Red Hat which has been pushing to get Fedora 32 Workstation ready for the Lenovo notebooks.

The notebooks in question will include the ThinkPad P1 Gen2, ThinkPad P53 and the ThinkPad X1 Gen8. While there are only three models at the moment, there is the possibility this offering could expand to other models in the future.

“Obviously, this is huge for us,” said Fedora Project leader, Matthew Miller.

“Our installer aims to make the complicated process of installing Fedora to replace another operating system as easy as possible, but it’s still a barrier even for tech-literate people. A major-brand laptop with Fedora pre-installed will help bring Fedora to a wider audience. That and Lenovo’s commitment to fixing issues as part of the community means that everyone benefits from their Linux engineering work in the true spirit of open source collaboration,” added Miller.

The project’s leader says that Lenovo is following existing trademark guidelines and that it is respecting the Fedora Project’s open source principals.

“Lenovo is excited to become a part of the  Fedora community. We want to ensure an optimal Linux experience on our products. We are committed to working with and learning from the open source community,” senior Linux developer at Lenovo, Mark Pearson said in a statement.

It’s rather cool to see a big brand getting on board with a Linux operating system, perhaps this will inspire more folks to ship Linux on notebooks.

There’s no word on when we can expect these Lenovo notebooks running Fedora 32 just yet.

[Source – Fedora]


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