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InfoWorld: IBM extends Linux support to ThinkPad portables

“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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