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    shmerl
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  • shmerl
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    Originally posted by clementhk View Post

    "Now, I’m excited to share Lenovo is moving to certify the full workstation portfolio for top Linux distributions from Ubuntu® and Red Hat® – every model, every configuration."

    I wonder if it means P for now and moving towards certifying every model? Really hope this is the case.
    I hope so too, but now at least it's clearly only P.

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  • clementhk
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  • clementhk
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    Originally posted by shmerl View Post
    Misleading title. It's not full Thinkpad line, only Thinkpad P. All Thinkpads would be really great though.
    "Now, I’m excited to share Lenovo is moving to certify the full workstation portfolio for top Linux distributions from Ubuntu® and Red Hat® – every model, every configuration."

    I wonder if it means P for now and moving towards certifying every model? Really hope this is the case.

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  • andyprough
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    Originally posted by ajboyle View Post
    LOVE THIS.

    This really goes a long way toward overcoming Linux "desktop" objections. I've been a Linux user since about 1999, and proper hardware support was always a big question mark.

    I hope this a trend, and I suspect it is.
    I started in 98 or 99 and never had much of a problem, just always picked supported hardware. Can't recall the last time I really had to worry about it, devices have worked out of the box for years. Maybe because I was using suse and opensuse most of that time. Those German engineers always took good care of us. And now with MX everything seems to just work.

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  • estan
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  • estan
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    Michael, please fix the misleading title and article text. The title says "Lenovo To Certify Their Full ThinkPad/ThinkStation Line For Linux", but they are only certifying the P series ThinkPads, not the full line of ThinkPads. They are certifying the full line of ThinkStations.

    The article text also says

    Lenovo plans to certify their complete ThinkPad and ThinkStation workstation portfolio for Linux moving forward. The ThinkPad P series in particular is what they plan to certify and the complete ThinkStation line-up.
    The first sentence is wrong.

    From the Lenovo press release (emphasis mine):

    Our entire portfolio of ThinkStation and ThinkPad P Series workstations will now be certified via both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu LTS [...]
    I'd love to be wrong here

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  • shmerl
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  • shmerl
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    Misleading title. It's not full Thinkpad line, only Thinkpad P. All Thinkpads would be really great though.

    Our entire portfolio of ThinkStation and ThinkPad P Series workstations will now be certified via both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu LTS

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  • uid313
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  • uid313
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    This actually surprises me! This was not something I could even imagine some years ago...
    Now HP, Dell, Lenovo and others are all selling computers with Linux pre-installed.
    Now I just hope for more open source and less binary blobs and binary firmware.

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  • kpedersen
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    This is great news. Phew, it really has taken long enough!

    This might be the first time I can actually buy something... new.

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  • Volta
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    Great option for everyone who cares about privacy and security. Can't wait to buy one with Fedora.

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  • maffblaster
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    This is a big deal. I've purchased Thinkpads for years (even after IBM sold the brand to Lenovo). Most recently I went with a Dell XPS and the experience is not even close. Next laptop (which will likely be the Ryzen 4000 series, I'll be switching back to my first love: the Thinkpad.
    maffblaster
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    Last edited by maffblaster; 03 June 2020, 01:17 PM.

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  • nsneck
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  • nsneck
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    Very awesome. A much needed change for making enterprise-tier Linux-porwered laptops more viable on the corporate side.

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