Lenovo and Linux support

Lenovo and Linux support


On Monday, I commented on reports of Lenovo dropping support for Linux.

Ryan Cartwright was quick to comment that Lenovo have since denied that any such announcement was made. Others around the blogosphere have commented that the retraction could be due to the negative response received by Lenovo when the original story broke, but honestly, I should have seen it for the fake that it was.

Why? Well on Tuesday I posted this piece to my Computerworld blog. Here, I'd commented on the fact that the Chinese Government has requested that any approved hardware must support Linux, and one of the companies that have already been approved are Lenovo.

I hardly think that Lenovo will drop Linux just as they become an approved supplier for the Chinese government...

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Ryan Cartwright was quick to comment that Lenovo have since denied that any such announcement was made.

Hi Martin,

Nobody denied the announcement was made. I said they denied it was ever their intention to drop support - a claim which seems substantiated by this post.

I have to admit that it does make more sense for them to have never intended to drop Linux support. Apart from the Chinese government contract you mention, Linux support is apparently a good selling point for them.

Ryan

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Martin “MC” Brown is a member of the documentation team at MySQL and freelance writer. He has worked with Microsoft as an Subject Matter Expert (SME), is a featured blogger for ComputerWorld, a founding member of AnswerSquad.com, Technical Director of Foodware.net and, and has written books on topics as diverse as Microsoft Certification, iMacs, and free software programming.