"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..."
" 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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