Canonical, through John Bernard, has just announced a couple of minutes ago that they will start a collaboration with the popular Lenovo company, the world’s 4th largest PC manufacturer.
It is now official that Canonical will work closely with Lenovo to certify the Ubuntu operating system on various Lenovo laptops, workstations and servers.
At the moment there are more than thirty (30) Lenovo ThinkPads that are certified with Ubuntu, and many more will come by the end of this year. To check all the existing Ubuntu-certified Lenovo machines, please click here.
"There are now over 30 Lenovo ThinkPads certified with Ubuntu, with many of these being completed in the first half of 2011. The great work with Lenovo continues."
"The ThinkPads, pre-installed with Ubuntu 10.10 are available with the latest processors from Intel and AMD are available to purchase today. The model list includes the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14, the latest consumer and small business-oriented ThinkPad from Lenovo." - said John Bernard in the announcement.
Canonical certifies Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 10.10 and even the new Ubuntu 11.04 operating system on Lenovo's ThinkPads. You can also check a list with the rest of Lenovo’s Linux certified hardware by clicking here.
"Having hardware certified through Canonical provides consumers and corporate user the assurance of a high quality, user friendly, maintainable operating system on every device."
"The key benefits of combining Ubuntu with Lenovo Thinkpads is the hassle free operation and a fast reliable performance." - said Canonical on today's announcement.
If you run a business, you can easily improve efficiency with Canonical’s range of Ubuntu-certified machines. You can find out more about establishing a rewarding business relationship with Ubuntu if you contact Canonical at oem AT canonical.com.
Canonical Ltd, a global organization headquartered in Europe, is the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. Globally recognized as a leading service provider, Canonical is committed to the development, distribution and support of open-source software products and communities.
Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for your desktop or server, with a fast and easy install, regular releases, a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default, every other package you can imagine available from the network, and professional technical support from Canonical Ltd and hundreds of other companies around the world.
Lenovo Group Limited is a Chinese multinational computer technology corporation that manufactures, develops and markets notebook and desktop PCs, servers, workstations, IT management software, storage drives, and related services. Lenovo is the world’s fourth largest PC manufacturer.