Some days ago Fedora developers shared the news about the plan they have in conjunction with Lenovo to launch laptops with Fedora pre-installed and is that Lenovo will provide the option to order computers ThinkPad P1 Gen2, ThinkPad P53 and ThinkPad X1 Gen8 laptops with Fedora Workstation as the primary operating system.
Lenovo developers participated in troubleshooting and remediation of mistakes as members of the community contributing to the common cause. Lenovo has accepted the requirements to use the mark project registered and will supply a standard build of Fedora using official project repositories that allow only applications to be placed under free and open licenses.
While for applications and drivers that are closed software, they can be installed but for it lUsers must perform the installation on their own, such is the case for those who need proprietary NVIDIA drivers that they can install them separately.
Today, I am pleased to share some important news with you: Fedora Workstation will be available on Lenovo ThinkPad laptops!
Yes, I know, many of us already run a Fedora operating system on a Lenovo system, but this is different. You will soon be able to pre-install Fedora by selecting it as you customize your purchase. This is a pilot for Lenovo's Linux Community Series - Fedora Edition, starting with the ThinkPad P1 Gen2, ThinkPad P53, and ThinkPad X1 Gen8 laptops, possibly expanding to other models in the future.
Red Hat and Lenovo engineers jointly tested and they made sure that the future version of Fedora 32 was ready to run on these laptops.
In addition to mentioning in the ad that they worked so that in case the user wants to install Fedora on your computer, you can do it fairly easily without complicating things for those new to Linux. With this they mention that They worked on offering an installer that makes the whole process of installing Fedora easier.
Obviously, this is huge for us. Our installer aims to make the complicated process of installing Fedora to replace another operating system as easy as possible, but it remains a barrier even for people with technical knowledge.
A major brand laptop with Fedora pre-installed will help bring Fedora to a wider audience. That and Lenovo's commitment to troubleshooting as part of the community means that everyone benefits from their Linux engineering work in the true spirit of open source collaboration.
In the future, the range of devices is expected to be expanded that can be purchased with Fedora pre-installed. The ability to purchase Lenovo laptops preloaded with Fedora is expected to help push Fedora to a wider audience.
Mark Pearson, Senior Linux Developer, Lenovo, shared the following:
“Lenovo is excited to be part of the Fedora community. We want to ensure an optimal Linux experience in our products. We are committed to working and learning from the open source community. ” Mark Pearson will be the featured guest at the May Fedora Council video meeting… prepare your questions.
Since no more details were released in the announcement, it is only mentioned that in a matter of days we will be able to learn a little more about it in a Virtual meeting.
I will have more details on this project as we get closer to launch. In the meantime, I invite you to come to our virtual Open Neighborhood booth at Red Hat Summit April 28-29. The entire event is free and open to all.
Finally, it is also important to remember that lA new version of Fedora 32 will be released next week if everything goes well and there is no other critical error that delays the launch for another week, which is already a week late.