SUSE on ThinkPad

DesktopLinux.com has the scoop: Lenovo preloads SUSE on ThinkPad

On August 4th, we found out that Lenovo Group, the company that has taken over IBM’s Personal Computing Division, had made a deal with Novell Inc. to preload SLED 10 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) on its ThinkPad T60p mobile workstation.

Needless to say, this is HUGE both for the Linux community and Thinkpad users interested in Linux. Me? Yeah, if this were a Venn diagram, I’m in that center part – smiling like I just won the lottery. I can only imagine that better Linux support from the manufacturer for current owners and future Thinkpad models as well.

The timing on this is pretty funny, considering I just had a conversation with Brandon earlier in the week regarding just how far the end-user experience has come on Linux, even in just the past 18-24 months.

Lenovo – I had my doubts when you bought out IBM on the Thinkpad division, hence the reason I snatched my R51 up so fast after the aquisition (before you had time to ruin the best laptops on the market). However, the Thinkpad line continues to receive rave reviews from tech heads and folks are just loving the newer models too. Kudos to you, Lenovo. Kudos all around.