that Lenovo is discontinuing sales of
pre-installed Linux systems.
"Lenovo Group Ltd. is cutting back on sales of desktops and laptop systems with the Linux operating system pre-installed.
The PC maker said yesterday that it will no longer take online orders for computers pre-loaded with any flavor of Linux. Ray Gorman, a spokesman for the company, said that it will continue offering such machines only through its own or partner direct sales teams.
"Our commitment to Linux has not changed," said Gorman in an e-mail to Computerworld. "What's changed is that customers will no longer be able to order Lenovo ThinkPads and ThinkCentres with pre-installed Linux via the lenovo.com Web site."
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