Lenovo is bringing Linux Certifications to its entire ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation lineup

Lenovo is bringing Linux Certifications to its entire ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation lineup

Lenovo is bringing Linux Certifications to its entire ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation lineup

Over 250 million computers are sold every year, and according to NetMarketShare, 2.87% of these systems utilise the Linux Operating system. Yes, this is small in percentage terms, but do the math, and you’ll see that this accounts for around 7.2 million users. 

Linux is an incredibly important OS, acting as the backbone of the server market and the globe’s cloud computing operations, being used by data scientists, engineers, and many other applications. Most of these use cases could be defined as work-related, a factor which makes Lenovo’s latest decision make a lot of sense. 

Lenovo has confirmed that it will be certifying its entire lineup of ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation product lines to support Ubuntu LTS, Ubuntu’s ultra-stable enterprise-grade variant, and Red Hat. Previously, this level of support was only available on specific models, but now, this support will be available across Lenovo’s “entire portfolio of ThinkStation and ThinkPad P Series workstations”.

Linux can be installed on practically any modern PC, but this level of support from Lenovo gives companies integrated support from Lenovo, Ubuntu and Red Hat, giving IT departments an easier route to system deployment and greater access to advice on how to maintain these devices. Lenovo also plans to give its users end-to-end support with security patches and updates alongside verified hardware drivers, firmware/BIOS optimisations and more. 

With this move, Lenovo plans to make Linux support on its workstation-grade devices easier than ever before, a move which will help Lenovo capture more of this untapped market. 

Lenovo is bringing Linux Certifications to its entire ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation lineup  

More information about Lenovo’s Linux support plans is available here. 

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