Lenovo Users Will Finally Have Updated Gnu / Linux Compatible Firmware

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The development of Gnu / Linux distributions has improved a lot in recent years, to the point that there are certain elements that are copied or taken to proprietary operating systems. But, unlike these, Gnu / Linux distributions do not have the support of Hardware companies, which means that their diffusion is still very small in relation to other operating systems.

Fortunately, good steps are being taken in that direction and making hardware companies work to release Gnu / Linux compatible software, drivers and firmware. The last to do this is the manufacturer Lenovo, which has joined the Linux Vendor Firmware Service.Linux Vendor Firmware Service is an initiative of several Free Software projects, including the Gnome project, which consists of launching an automatic firmware update service for the computer. Lenovo has joined this initiative, so in several months, Lenovo computers will be more Gnu / Linux compatible, at least Lenovo components.

This update service will be integrated into the Gnome desktop store and it will not only affect the teams of the last years but also to teams from more than 10 years ago, but it is not yet available due to the development and testing that all that implies.

Lenovo was popular earlier this year due to issues that they presented their computers with the latest version of Ubuntu. To the point that Canonical itself had to remove that version from its servers and offer one that was compatible with Lenovo laptops. This was due to a kernel configuration incompatible with certain Lenovo bios. This is past water and with this it will be something that will not happen again as the firmware will already be available to developers and end users. It is always good news to know that a hardware manufacturer is betting on Gnu / Linux, although it would have been better for Lenovo to offer computers with Gnu / Linux Do not you think?

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  1.   edwinguzman21 said

    When it says: «This update service will be integrated into the Gnome desktop store», how do you imagine the process to use it in a distro, for example deepin, which is the one I use? Currently I have a Lenovo G50-70 laptop, it has problems with the bluetooh and energy saving, as well as shows kernel errors.

  2.   Federico said

    I wanted to ask you about the compatibility of a Lenovo IP 330 with a 3th gen I7 and a 4 inch 14G ram. Will it present any inconvenience to install ubuntu?
    You don't want to have a problem with Wi-Fi or some other driver. On the other hand I would like to install only ubuntu without leaving any partition with windows.

  3.   Al said

    What specific Lenovo pc (ideapad) do you recommend to install Manjaro?

  4.   MAX said

    What I believe is that these articles are useless until they have a publication date, as if they were serious