If you follow the Privacy Cookbook then you will know I am a big fan of Linux.

It has little or none of the usual spyware and doesn't track every keystroke you make.

Some people are still afraid to make the switch, but let me assure you that Linux is a breeze to work with and whilst Office and other Microsoft packages will let you test for 30 days then pay for it, this software is absolutely free as in 'free beer and open-source'.

So when a company starts supporting Linux, I am happy and I share that with my readers. And when the company is as big and significant as Lenovo, who has just announced that you can now get any of their P-Thinkpads or Thinkstations with Ubuntu or Red Hat Enterprise pre-installed, then I really need to make some noise about it.

And Lenovo have also assured us all that we will receive patches and updates upon release.

Lenovo Brings Linux® Certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation Portfolio, Easing Deployment for Developers & Data Scientists | Lenovo StoryHub
Lenovo is moving to certify the full workstation portfolio for top Linux distributions from Ubuntu® and Red Hat® – every model, every configuration.

During the order and selection process for your desktop or laptop you can chose which OS you would like installed. Both Ubuntu and Red Hat will be certified for the Lenovo hardware!

This is great, great news for people who have just switched to Linux and want some trusted brand reassurance and that works 'out of the box' with no tweaking required and no hiccups after installation.

Lenovo explained that they are already selling over 7 million units, or around 3% of their annual 250 million sold systems, with Linux and this with just offering a limited amount of their hardware with Ubuntu as an option. This is now changing as they go after more business & enterprise customers as well.

Great move and keep it up, Lenovo! Thanks.

I will continue to report more on Linux within decentralize.today and have further reviews and detailed accounts of specific setups added to the Linux chapter in the Privacy Cookbook!

Stay safe and stay secure!

The Privacy Advocate