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jmackerman
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Registered: ‎12-25-2007
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Message 1 of 9

Are any of the Lenovo Laptops available for purchase without Windows OS pre-installed?

I am looking for a laptop to run linux on.  I don't need or want either XP or Vista installed on it, since it will be a linux only boot machine.  And I don't want to pay for either XP or Vista just to discard it after I format the drive and do a clena linux install.

Does Lenovo offer a no operating system Laptop?  Or one with linux installed as the OS?

Thanks and Happy Holidays and New Year
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Re: Are any of the Lenovo Laptops available for purchase without Windows OS pre-installed?

I don't think any are available to the general public although they might be available to corporate accounts for volume purchases.
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Puppy
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Re: Are any of the Lenovo Laptops available for purchase without Windows OS pre-installed?

There is a Lenovo N200 http://www5.pc.ibm.com/europe/products.nsf/$wwwPartNumLookup/_TY2BYxx?open&OpenDocument&epi=web_expr... configuration with a "PC DOS". It does not make sense to have better (more expensive configurations) without preinstalled Windows since the cost of OEM license for large companies like Lenovo is nearly zero. Introducing more models with noOS/Linux would be probably more expensive due the fact the only minority of customers wants it.

Message Edited by Puppy on 12-26-2007 12:23 PM
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RealBlackStuff
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Re: Are any of the Lenovo Laptops available for purchase without Windows OS pre-installed?

Lenovo offers a T60p with Suse Linux
Available Linux compatible models (to order, call 866-96-THINK):
Model/Type 2007-8ZU with 14" SXGA+

 

febriansasi
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Re: Are any of the Lenovo Laptops available for purchase without Windows OS pre-installed?

Know what, if lenovo want to sell notebooks without OS or with linux, I think they can compete with ACER.
Nowadays, people are using linux, it makes me think hundreds times when I want to buy thinkpad (eventhough I like it so much).
When people buy PC or notebook, they more concern about the hardware because they can buy any OS when they want to.
I wonder why lenovo only sell products that support windows?
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Re: Are any of the Lenovo Laptops available for purchase without Windows OS pre-installed?

hackmeister
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Re: Are any of the Lenovo Laptops available for purchase without Windows OS pre-installed?

Machines with SLED (Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop) will be available on the website starting February 19, Link.

This is very good news!

How about offering Ubuntu as an option as well? Smiley Wink




Message Edited by JHEM on 01-15-2008 02:59 PM
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paulparker
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Re: Are any of the Lenovo Laptops available for purchase without Windows OS pre-installed?

The strain of waiting another two weeks to see these retail details ?-)






sid7878
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Re: Are any of the Lenovo Laptops available for purchase without Windows OS pre-installed?

Does anyone know if they will offer linux for cto models or only for pre config models. Thanks.

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