"After Dell broke the ice for pre-installing Linux on
desktops and netbooks in 2007, the other major OEMs (original
equipment manufacturers) reluctantly tried it out. Some, like
Lenovo, backed right out of the Linux desktop market again. As 2010
dawns though, Lenovo and HP are both back in the pre-installed
desktop Linux game.
"Lenovo gets the 'credit' for the oddest laptop, with or without
Linux, that I've ever seen. The IdeaPad U1 is two computers in one
— or, as my fellow technology writer Mitch Wagner describes
it: "It's the mullet of notebook computers: Business in the front,
party in the back.""
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