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InfoWorld: IBM extends Linux support to ThinkPad portables

Sep 16, 1999, 17:52 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Scannell)

"Already firmly committed to Linux on its server platforms, IBM this week shored up support for the open source operating system on its client machines, announcing its ThinkPad 600 is now the first laptop certified to run Red Hat's version of Linux."

"Red Hat officials have confirmed that the ThinkPad 600 has passed all of their tests and met all their necessary requirements, and is now the first notebook system to make its Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)."

"The certification of the ThinkPad 600 is the first in a series of steps the company will take to ensure that users can easily install, configure and manage Red Hat Linux on many systems in its portable line, according to IBM officials."

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