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Lenovo blows the Linux desktop off

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I’m ticked off. Lenovo, after years of dancing around the question of would they or wouldn’t they, offer a ThinkPad with pre-installed Linux finally offered one, and, less than a year later, Lenovo has decided to take its Linux-powered ThinkPads off the retail market.

What the heck is this?

I like ThinkPads. I like them a lot. They are other good laptops, and I wouldn’t turn down a MacBook Air, but when it comes right down to it, I’ll pay the extra money to get a ThinkPad. They’re little tanks in laptop-form.

There was only one thing they lacked from where I sat: pre-installed Linux. Then, finally, in January of this year, Lenovo finally made good their promises of desktop Linux support and shipped the ThinkPad T61 and R61 notebooks with Novell SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop).

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