Ubuntu-loaded ThinkPad and ThinkStation devices will be available to purchase directly from Lenovo.
Lenovo has expanded its Linux certification program to include 27 additional ThinkPad and ThinkStation series PCs preinstalled with Canonical’s Ubuntu LTS operating system.
The device range includes 13 ThinkStation and ThinkPad P Series workstations as well as 14 ThinkPad T, X, X1 and L Series laptops. Previously only accessible to enterprises via a customized bid, members of the public will soon be able to buy Ubuntu devices directly from Lenovo’s website.
Most will come preinstalled with Ubuntu LTS 20.04, with the exception of the L Series, which will ship with version 18.04. Ten-year security patching will be offered by Lenovo.
Availability begins this month and will continue rolling in phases out of the course of next year.