Following the announcement that it will soon be offering Linux laptops, Lenovo has announced that it will also integrate Ubuntu and Red Hat Linux into its full line of workstations.
Many Linux users prefer to customize their own machines by configuring and installing Linux distributions themselves, but this can increase uncertainty regarding system stability, limited performance compatibility, end user productivity and even IT support for devices.
Now, however, demand has grown for a ready-to-use solution that removes the barrier to deploying enterprise-grade hardware in a Linux software ecosystem, which is why Lenovo decided to bring Linux to its workstations. job.
In the past, the company has only certified certain products with a limited subset of hardware configurations to work with Linux. In the future, Lenovo’s entire portfolio of ThinkStation and ThinkPad P-series workstations will now be certified through Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu LTS.
To help ensure an effortless Linux experience for its users, Lenovo workstations will work with the host Linux operating system and offer full end-to-end support for security patches and updates to make it more secure and check the hardware drivers, firmware and bios optimizations. The company will also mount its device drivers directly on the Linux kernel to help maintain stability and compatibility throughout the life of its workstations.
The preloaded OEM version of Ubuntu LTS will provide enterprise users with a highly stable and more secure version of the popular Ubuntu distribution. Ubuntu LTS offers a five-year extended support cycle and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, will perform certification and regression testing on these systems on an ongoing basis.
In addition to Ubuntu LTS, Lenovo is expanding its Red Hat Enterprise Linux certifications to cover its entire desktop portfolio. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is also refined to offer optimal performance in graphics, animation and scientific workflows. In addition, Lenovo has partnered with the Fedora project to offer a pilot program with a preloaded Fedora image on its ThinkPad P53 and P1 Gen 2 systems.
Linux users have long had to compromise when it comes to buying new devices, but now Lenovo offers them many options to choose the hardware that supports their preferred operating system.