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Update: Lenovo to Ship Linux on Select Notebooks

Aug 07, 2007, 12:45 (4 Talkback[s])


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"Following in the footsteps of Dell, Lenovo said Monday that it plans to give both consumers and businesses the option to have Linux installed as the default operating system over Windows on select models. The company announced a partnership with Novell that puts SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 on laptop models aimed at commercial customers, although they would also be available to individual customers as well.

"Support for the OS would come from Lenovo itself, with Novell providing the maintenance updates directly to customers..."

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Computerworld: Lenovo to Sell Laptops with Linux

" Lenovo Group Ltd., the world's No. 3 PC maker, said today that it will start selling versions of its laptop computers preloaded with Linux software from Novell Inc. instead of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system.

The laptops are scheduled to go on sale in the fourth quarter of this year and will be sold to Lenovo's business customers as well as to consumers..."

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