Lenovo announces Fedora-based ThinkPad series

Lenovo, the multinational giant, and Red-Hat Linux are teaming together to launch ThinkPad series of Laptops that come pre-installed with the Fedora Workstation. For the first wave of such products, Fedora will ship with Thinkpad X1 Gen8, ThinkPad P53, and ThinkPad P1 Gen2 laptops.

There’s good news for everyone who’s a fan of both Red Hat’s Fedora OS and Lenovo Thinkpads in that these companies have decided to collaborate and release Fedora-based Thinkpad laptops shortly.

Before we further discuss this news, it makes sense to highlight all the advantages that come with the Fedora operating system. Powered by Linux, this Fedora Workstation used the GNOME desktop environment in its purest form and is primarily aimed at software developers. Thus, they will find it useful when dealing with hardware, clouds, and containers.

Not only that, but Fedora also comes with a bunch of pre-installed open-source software that you’re going to be using a lot. Heck, even the creator of Linux himself, Linus Torvalds, uses this operating system, so why shouldn’t you?

Fedora 32 Beta - Available for download March 17, 2020.
Fedora 31 Desktop

Fedora is equally a great Linux distro for the newcomers to Linux. It has a easy-to-use Software Center where users can find and install their apps in a click. Also, the GNOME desktop is intuitive and provides smooth user experience and can get most of the daily work done without getting hands on to the Terminal.

Fedora Lenovo Laptops

More specifically, the announced Thinkpad models are expected to come with Fedora Workstation, which is the desktop version of Fedora. It is also created for developers and offers a comprehensive open-source toolset that will be useful for them. Since it is based on the GNOME 3 desktop environment, users will also find it pretty easy-to-use, and even students or hobbyists can get the hang of it in no time.

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Fedora ThinkPad

For the first wave of such products, Fedora will ship with Thinkpad X1 Gen8, ThinkPad P53, and ThinkPad P1 Gen2 laptops. With that being said, if things go all well and good, Lenovo might also start pre-installing this operating system on their other systems.

With this news, some of our readers might be wondering what makes this Thinkpad series worth the wait when you can just install FedoraOS on your system manually. After all, Red Hat claims that its Fedora installer is pretty user-friendly. Well, although this method is indeed both possible and convenient as well, what makes this series different is the fact that it will have better compatibility with the Fedora OS. Thus, users are expected to experience fewer bugs using it. Apart from that, owing to the popularity of Lenovo, a lot more people will get introduced to the open-source world and Fedora, in particular.

From the official news source, it seems clear that the collaboration between these two companies is going reasonably well. Red Hat has suggested that the laptop-manufacturing company, namely Lenovo, has high regard for open-source practices. Moreover, it was also ascertained that laptops fully support Fedora Workstation (version 32) straight out of the official Fedora repository.

Conclusion

Even though there are plenty of Linux laptops available in the market which you can get to know more about here, Lenovo’s Linux Community Series — Fedora Edition would also help to attract new users toward open-source products. Not only that, but the existing Fedora users would also have a very suitable option when searching the market for Linux laptops. Accordingly, this collaboration will be beneficial for both Red Hat and Linux and the open-source fans all over the world.

Zohaib Ahsan
Hi! I'm Zohaib Ahsan, contributor to FOSS Linux. I'm studying computer science, I’ve learned a thing or two about operating systems that are based on Linux. This has made me join FOSS Linux where I can share what I have learned with the rest of the world. Not to mention — some major tea is going to be spilled as well — as I share with you the latest developments in the world of Linux.

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