[clug] Lenovo to ship laptops pre-installed with Fedora
rossb at fwi.net.au
Tue Apr 28 23:41:37 UTC 2020
I was considering a comment on much the same lines. Fedora is fine for
those that understand Linux, but is certainly not something I would
recommend to a new Linux user.
I suppose we need to consider that a company like Lenovo doesn't make
decisions like this lightly. They must have done some market research.
I can only assume that they found there was a market amongst those who
are employed to maintain Redhat systems.
On Wed, 2020-04-29 at 07:04 +1000, Lindsay Steele via linux wrote:
> I am a little torn on this one, as a Fedora user on my desktop and
> I think it is great in some ways that there are Fedora options but
> support aspect might be problematic for the average user. Then
> maybe the average user is not the market here.
> Although Fedora is good for (at a minimum) semi experienced Linux
> users who
> want to be part of the Redhat way of doing things, it is not exactly
> first distribution I would give to someone else that I have to
> considering the leading edge nature of the distro and it's constant
> of updates. You also run into the fact that the life-cycle of the
> is six months between releases and about thirteen months before
> cease. This compares to the Ubuntu two/five year releases.
> I wish them all the best, maybe it will encourage Fedora to consider
> LTS release for these kinds of things. They are also maybe aiming
> it at
> those people who are happy to self support and do the major upgrades
> six months.
> On Tue, 28 Apr 2020 at 19:36, Chris Smart via linux <
> linux at lists.samba.org
> > I assume y'all have heard the news on your social media or
> > whatever, but
> > Lenovo is planning to ship laptops this year pre-installed with the
> > upcoming Fedora 32. Hopefully they are made available in
> > Australia too,
> > Dell's Ubuntu based XPS 13 Developer Edition still is not.
> > ThinkPads usually run Linux really well anyway, and we all know
> > that
> > Fedora is the greatest (that flame bait, even though it's true),
> > but I
> > guess it's good news that you can buy them with Linux soon
> > (hopefully).
> > 
> > https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/04/lenovo-is-joining-dell-in-the-oem-linux-laptop-club/
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