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    Lenovo to stop shipping with linux

    "Its easy to come up with new ideas, the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date." -Roger von Oech

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    Re: Lenovo to stop shipping with linux

    It is a shame. No reasoning either. They were the first to offer Linux on laptops, now they are stopping just when it is becoming attractive to their competitors to offer Linux.

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    Re: Lenovo to stop shipping with linux

    Maybe they got a new boss....
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    Re: Lenovo to stop shipping with linux

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Small View Post
    Maybe they got a new boss....
    Yes, they are the new boss. Lenovo is the new boss, and it seems they have axed Linux very early for no stated reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaRoza View Post
    Yes, they are the new boss. Lenovo is the new boss, and it seems they have axed Linux very early for no stated reason.
    Truly, its a sign they've broken their ties with IBM. As I said. BOYCOTT! I wont be buying their hardware anymore.
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    Re: Lenovo to stop shipping with linux

    One of the commenters (although AC) said that they were just going to stop selling it through their website, and that resellers will still be able to sell them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zmjjmz View Post
    One of the commenters (although AC) said that they were just going to stop selling it through their website, and that resellers will still be able to sell them.
    Yes, the only place where we could get Linux Thinkpads because stores don't carry it.

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    Re: Lenovo to stop shipping with linux

    That's a shame! Just bought a Lenovo. The only thing that sucked was the pre-installed Vista. Used it for five minutes, wiped it off and installed Ubuntu. Though it's great, that IBM/Lenovo laptops are to compatible with Linux. Still a shame, because paying for at operating system you'll wipe off five minutes after use. It would be great if you could have a choice to choose a computer with or without OS.
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    Re: Lenovo to stop shipping with linux

    Well, at least they'll have to maintain hardware compatibility for enterprise users.
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    Re: Lenovo to stop shipping with linux

    They have a new agreement with microsoft so they only offer MS OSs with their laptops.
    however you can ask for a refund if you dont use the windows. they will ask you to sign a some agreement and send back the hologram along with the disk and they will give back your money.
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