Lenovo has announced it will soon make Fedora Workstation available on its ThinkPad line of laptops.
Lenovo joins Dell as one of the few PC makers to include an OEM Linux install. Unlike Dell, which is bundling the Ubuntu distribution, Lenovo has chosen to bundle Fedora. Fedora has a long history in the Linux community, and is sponsored by Red Hat.
According to Fedora Magazine, “the Lenovo team has been working with folks at Red Hat who work on Fedora desktop technologies to make sure that the upcoming Fedora 32 Workstation is ready to go on their laptops. The best part about this is that we’re not bending our rules for them. Lenovo is following our existing trademark guidelines and respects our open source principles. That’s right—these laptops ship with software exclusively from the official Fedora repos!”
This is great news for individuals, businesses and organizations of all types looking for a fully supported Windows alternative.