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Article from Issue 240/2020

In the news: Lenovo now offering Fedora Linux as an option; System76 launches new high-end kaptop; Mozilla lays off staff, receives more cash; VirtualBox now supports Linux Kernel 5.8; three major threats to Linux discovered; and Linux Kernel 5.8 is now available.

Lenovo Now Offering Fedora Linux Option

Lenovo kicked off the Summer of 2020 by claiming it would certify both their ThinkPad and ThinkStation hardware lines for Linux. The hardware giant is making good on that promise and is now offering a laptop preloaded with Fedora Linux.

At the moment, there's only one device offered with Fedora. Said device is the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 (https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x1/X1-Carbon-Gen-8-/p/20U9CTO1WWENUS2/customize). The base price of this laptop is $2,145, but with the coupon THINKPROMO that price is cut to $1,287. The base model includes a 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U CPU (1.60GHz) with 4 Cores, 8 Threads, and a 6MB cache, 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, 14.0-inch FHD (1920x1080) IPS anti-glare display, a 720p HD camera, Intel Wi-Fi 6, and a fingerprint reader. Of course, you can configure up to a 10th Generation Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB PCIe SSD, and a 4K UHD (3840x2160) IPS display for a total of $3,451 (using the THINKPROMO coupon drops that price to $2,070.60).

One very exciting feature about the X1 Carbon is that it promises a massive 19.5 hours of battery life and offers Rapid Charge of up to 80% in an hour.

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