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    Phoronix: ASUS Begins Offering Linux-Based Endless OS On Select Laptops

    It has been a while since ASUS last offered any Linux options for laptops, but they appear to have a new effort underway with Endless OS...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Linux-Laptops

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    Lenovo announced their new P1 and P70 laptops are Linux certified for Ubuntu or Red Hat. Ubuntu can be pre-installed.

    Lenovo introduced two new high-end laptop models on Aug. 13, including the Thinkpad P1, which it described as its lightest and thinnest laptop to date and the ThinkPad P72 for enterprise professionals.

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    • #3
      Asus says you can't install Linux on their laptops with Windows pre-loaded.

      Endless OS - Introduction

      Notice: Endless OS only supports ASUS Non-OS product. ASUS product preloaded with Windows OS or Chrome OS do not yet support the install of Endless OS.
      ASUS official website will not provide any support about download or compatility issues for Endless OS. In addition, ASUS doesn’t provide any support for compatibility problem if you install Endless OS to ASUS product preloaded with Windows OS or Chrome OS. Any damages caused by installing Endless OS (e.g. dysfunction, file damage……) will incur a service charge if repairs are required and ASUS will not compensate for any loss by file damage.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ronshere View Post
        Asus says you can't install Linux on their laptops with Windows pre-loaded.
        It's probably a contractual issue where Asus is supposed to pay per EndlessOS install to Endless Solutions.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by c117152 View Post

          It's probably a contractual issue where Asus is supposed to pay per EndlessOS install to Endless Solutions.
          Or maybe they haven't tested the other laptops with anything but Windows (or even just Windows 10) and don't wanna bother with the extra work.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ronshere View Post
            Asus says you can't install Linux on their laptops with Windows pre-loaded.
            * you can do what you want but they are not responsible of any issues and won't provide support. Aka their normal stance about Linux.
            Last edited by starshipeleven; 17 August 2018, 12:43 AM.

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            • #7
              Asus do not waste time with EndlessOS, if you want to be taken seriously as a Linux vendor get in touch with Canonical, certify and preinstall Ubuntu LTS on your fine ultrabooks such as Zenbook and Zenbook Pro lines. I like Asus in general, reliable and usually easy to dissasemble, their laptops tend to be highly compatible with Linux anyway but it would be nice to see Zenbooks preinstalled with Ubuntu LTS.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by debianxfce View Post

                Debian derivatives are a waste of human resources and ubuntu is from dummies to dummies. Modern computers and computing requires a rolling release distribution and Debian testing/sid is the best.
                That's a funny way to spell Arch

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by debianxfce View Post

                  Debian derivatives are a waste of human resources and ubuntu is from dummies to dummies. Modern computers and computing requires a rolling release distribution and Debian testing/sid is the best.
                  I'm not doubting the quality of Debian sid and it is likely the same level of stability as ubuntu's stable releases (if not better). But that's irrelevant. How many users are going to accept a "paid package" that follows a rolling release system?
                  Would a Windows user be satisfied if Adobe pushed daily or even weekly upgrades to photoshop?

                  It's basically like Linux kernels. LTS kernels aren't really more reliable than the latest kernel that was released last week. It's often the opposite. Backports are often broken...But vendors and paid customers are more comfortable with the notion of something that doesn't constantly require updates.
                  If you tell a new user that Linus Torvalds releases a new Linux kernel every 3 month, his or her reaction will be "why every three month? What's wrong with it?" when the fact is that this new kernel is improving stability, hardware compatibility, and reliability more than LTS releases.
                  Business is just different than reality.
                  Last edited by ; 17 August 2018, 02:23 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by debianxfce View Post

                    Debian derivatives are a waste of human resources and ubuntu is from dummies to dummies. Modern computers and computing requires a rolling release distribution and Debian testing/sid is the best.
                    For once, this single once, i agree with him. The old model of 6 month distribution cycle is obsolete and is only harming Linux on the desktop.

                    Of course, the ideal distro is Arch or one of its derivatives. Debian is garbage.

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