A Linux ThinkPad

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on May 11, 2008 3:33 PM EDT
CNET Blogs; By Michael Horowitz
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I was gladdened yesterday when techbargains.com reported a sale on a new Lenovo ThinkPad R61 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop ($552, see below). It's not everyday that you run into a major PC vendor selling machines pre-loaded with Linux (excluding servers). Perhaps pre-installing Linux will become more popular, in part, due to a Vista backlash. Or, the popularity of Linux of ultra-cheap laptops (where Vista doesn't belong) such as the Asus EEE PC, will lay a foundation for its expansion. Once people see and touch and smell recent editions of Linux, they'll realize it is no more different from Windows XP than is the Mac OSX. And, as Lenovo says, Linux "Eliminates virus and spyware downtime".

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Anybody have a Lenovo with pre-loaded SUSE? Steven_Rosenber 17 1,405 May 13, 2008 7:07 AM

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