Lenovo’s next-generation ThinkPad Laptops to Come With Pre-installed Fedora Linux
Those who fondly remember the IBM days will remember its iconic ThinkPad laptop. Launched in 1992 by IBM, the ThinkPad line of laptops brought a new age to computing. IBM ThinkPads were known for their minimalist, black, and boxy design which was initially modeled in 1990 by industrial designer Richard Sapper. In 2005, IBM sold the its entire PC line including ThinkPad laptops to the Chinese company, Lenovo. Lenovo has since been struggling to find a toe hold in the highly competitive laptop market.
Now the ThinkPad series of laptops is going through a generational change. Lenovo is going to pre-install the highly successful Linux distro, Fedora Linus on ThinkPads. Lenovo is just following Dell which had earlier launched similar Linux laptops.
The new Linux laptops manufactured by Lenovo will run Fedora 32 Workstation. This was revealed on Fedora Magazine. According to the report, Fedora’s team is collaborating with Lenovo in bringing the new ThinkPad laptops with pre-installed Fedora distro. The model numbers of the Fedora pre-installed laptops are ThinkPad P1 Gen2, ThinkPad P53, and ThinkPad X1 Gen8. These laptops will include all software directly from the official Fedora repository.
Fedora and Lenovo may take expand the project as a part of Lenovo’s Linux Community Series if the above laptops do well in the market.
Ever since Microsoft has started a dalliance with Linux, many classic Windows laptop makers have shifted their loyalty towards Linux run PC/laptops. As the Microsoft and Linux alliance gets stronger and Windows 10 gets Linux, we can rest assured that we will see a lot of Linux pre-installed laptops and PCs coming.