In a surprising development, Lenovo announced today that it will offer Ubuntu Linux preinstalled on ThinkPad laptops and ThinkStation desktop PCs.
“Lenovo’s vision of enabling smarter technology for all really does mean ‘for all’,” said Lenovo vice president Igor Bergman said. “Our goal is to remove the complexity and provide the Linux community with the premium experience that our customers know us for. This is why we have taken this next step to offer Linux-ready devices right out of the box.”
Lenovo announced that it was bringing Linux to its workstation products in June, but this expansion brings the open-source platform to the firm’s mainstream business PCs. That said, Lenovo is targeting developers with this support, not traditional business users.
The following Lenovo PCs will support Ubuntu Linux preinstalls sometime between now and early 2021: ThinkPad T14 (Intel and AMD), ThinkPad P15v, ThinkPad T14s (Intel and AMD), ThinkPad P15, ThinkPad T15p, ThinkPad P17, ThinkPad T15, ThinkPad P14s, ThinkPad X13 (Intel and AMD), ThinkPad P1 Gen 3, ThinkPad X13 Yoga, ThinkStation P340, ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3, ThinkStation P340 Tiny, ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8, ThinkStation P520c, ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5, ThinkStation P520, ThinkPad L14, ThinkStation P720, ThinkPad L15, ThinkStation P920, ThinkPad P15s, and ThinkStation P620.