Lenovo confirms ditching Linux

Sep 10th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

DesktopLinux.com: A day after it denied ditching pre-installed desktop Linux, PC giant Lenovo has confirmed to Stephen Vaughan-Nichols of Practical Technology that “customers will no longer be able to order Lenovo ThinkPads and ThinkCentres with pre-installed Linux via the lenovo.com website.”

No explanation for the decision was given, according to Vaughan-Nichols. Presumably, after years of shouldering the unwanted burden of supporting Microsoft operating systems, the vendor was loathe to increase the burden on its support staff further.

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