Lenovo Now Offering Ubuntu 20.04 as an Option

Sep 24, 2020

Lenovo is making good on its promise to support Linux as a pre-install option.

Although 2020 has been a challenging year on so many levels, for the Linux desktop it’s actually been quite good. With manufacturers left and right offering their take on laptops and desktops preinstalled with one flavor or Linux or another, the market is truly burgeoning for the open source platform.

Nowhere is that more evident than with Lenovo. Back in June, Lenovo began certifying a large number of its desktop and laptops for Linux. Not one to rest on reputation, Lenovo has decided to one-up itself by launching Linux-ready ThinkPad and ThinkStation hardware preinstalled with Ubuntu. This new launch includes nearly 30 Ubuntu systems for the manufacturer. Included with that lineup are 13 ThinkStation and ThinkPad P series and 14 ThinkPad T, X, X1, and L series laptops.

All but one of the Lenovo devices will ship with version 20.04 of Ubuntu (with the one exception being the L series, which ships with Ubuntu 18.04).

Igor Bergman, Vice President of PCSD Software & Cloud at Lenovo, said, “Lenovo’s vision of enabling smarter technology for all really does mean ‘for all’.” He continues, “This is why we have taken this next step to offer Linux-ready devices right out of the box.”

These Ubuntu-powered devices will start rolling out this month (September) and continue rolling out in phases through 2021.

Read the official announcement here.

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