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Enlarge / No, that is not a pink panther—that catlike critter is a fossa, and it is each mascot and default wallpaper of Ubuntu 20.04, preloaded on this Thinkpad P920.

Starting at this time, Lenovo is providing a significantly expanded choice of OEM Linux PCs to most people. Earlier this 12 months, Lenovo started providing Fedora Linux pre-installed on laptop computer methods together with Thinkpad P1 Gen 2, Thinkpad P54, and Thinkpad X1 Gen 8. At this time’s announcement makes Ubuntu Linux out there on a significantly broader swath of each desktop and laptop computer PCs.

ThinkPad T14 (AMD and Intel) ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 ThinkPad P1 Gen 3
ThinkPad T14s (AMD and Intel) ThinkPad L14 ThinkStation P340
ThinkPad T15p ThinkPad L15 ThinkStation P340 Tiny
ThinkPad T15 ThinkPad P15s ThinkStation P520c
ThinkPad X13 (AMD and Intel) ThinkPad P15v ThinkStation P520
ThinkPad X13 Yoga ThinkPad P15 ThinkStation P620
ThinkPad X1 Excessive Gen 3 ThinkPad P17 ThinkStation P720
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 ThinkPad P14s ThinkStation P920

The gadgets themselves—and their Ubuntu certifications—aren’t new, however the public accessibility is. Beforehand, these methods had been solely out there to enterprise clients through customized bid, however the 27 new fashions—largely that includes Ubuntu 20.04, apart from the L sequence laptops that includes Ubuntu 18.04—will now be out there for retail buy by Lenovo.com. Simply watch out for the footnote warning that some fashions could also be restricted to particular markets.

Though it has been easy for particular person clients “within the know” about enterprise-only mannequin certifications to purchase these machines with Home windows and set up Ubuntu themselves, the brand new OEM program removes roadblocks in each understanding which methods to purchase and getting manufacturing unit help on them as soon as put in.

Igor Bergman, Lenovo’s VP of PCSD Software program and Cloud, stated the purpose of the certification and pre-installation program is “to take away the complexity, and supply the Linux neighborhood with the premium expertise that [Lenovo’s] clients know us for.” Canonical VP of Engineering Dean Henrichsmeyer added, “this collaboration [offers] assurance of long-term stability, added safety, and simplified IT administration.”

Lenovo will probably be providing a full vary of help together with each Internet- and phone-based help with any platform points related to the Ubuntu pre-installed methods.

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