Schaller doesn’t waste any time highlighting why Lenovo’s new Linux initiative — years in the making — is a big deal. “This is a unique collaboration between the worlds largest laptop maker and the worlds largest Linux company,” says Schaller. “What we are doing here isn’t just a minimal hardware enablement effort, but a concerted effort to evolve Linux as a laptop operating system and doing it in a proper open source way.
Schaller ends the first half of his post on a bold note, ensuring potential customers that buying a Lenovo laptop with Fedora gets them a great system and supports “our efforts to take Linux to the next level, something which I think we are truly the only Linux vendor with the scale and engineering ability to do.
As I’ve mentioned before, Lenovo isn’t simply slapping Fedora Workstation on these systems. “Lenovo made sure to get all of their component makers to ramp up their Linux support and we have been working with them to both help get them started writing drivers for Linux or by helping add infrastructure they could plug their hardware into,” says Schaller.