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Pre-installed Linux owners, what is your experience like with support?

#1 Post by rootinit » Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:24 am

Just curious, for those who have purchased a ThinkPad specifically with a pre-installed Linux on it, have you ever had to contact support for anything? If so, what is their attitude like?
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Re: Pre-installed Linux owners, what is your experience like with support?

#2 Post by skx » Sun Mar 13, 2022 5:08 pm

rootinit wrote:
Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:24 am
Just curious, for those who have purchased a ThinkPad specifically with a pre-installed Linux on it, have you ever had to contact support for anything? If so, what is their attitude like?
it s linux, all the wisdom is freely available online. it will work out of the box; and keep working! do not worry
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Re: Pre-installed Linux owners, what is your experience like with support?

#3 Post by rootinit » Sun Mar 13, 2022 5:58 pm

skx wrote:
Sun Mar 13, 2022 5:08 pm
rootinit wrote:
Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:24 am
Just curious, for those who have purchased a ThinkPad specifically with a pre-installed Linux on it, have you ever had to contact support for anything? If so, what is their attitude like?
it s linux, all the wisdom is freely available online. it will work out of the box; and keep working! do not worry
Doubt you've ever heard anything similar from anyone working at Lenovo.
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Re: Pre-installed Linux owners, what is your experience like with support?

#4 Post by skx » Sun Mar 13, 2022 6:26 pm

rootinit wrote:
Sun Mar 13, 2022 5:58 pm
skx wrote:
Sun Mar 13, 2022 5:08 pm


it s linux, all the wisdom is freely available online. it will work out of the box; and keep working! do not worry
Doubt you've ever heard anything similar from anyone working at Lenovo.
people buy laptops with linux pre-installed to be 100% sure all hardware is supported by the linux kernel and to escape from the windows tax. honestly; of this market segment; i think 99% re-install upon purchase their own distro of choice.
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Re: Pre-installed Linux owners, what is your experience like with support?

#5 Post by rootinit » Sun Mar 13, 2022 7:23 pm

Who is to say the distro of their choice is not the one that is pre-installed? Fedora Linux and Ubuntu are some pretty heavily-used distros.
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Re: Pre-installed Linux owners, what is your experience like with support?

#6 Post by benlimanto » Sat May 21, 2022 12:10 am

rootinit wrote:
Sun Mar 13, 2022 7:23 pm
Who is to say the distro of their choice is not the one that is pre-installed? Fedora Linux and Ubuntu are some pretty heavily-used distros.
Why I can't find any pre-installed Linux Thinkpad in my region? Or I must order from website?
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Re: Pre-installed Linux owners, what is your experience like with support?

#7 Post by rootinit » Tue May 24, 2022 12:35 pm

benlimanto wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 12:10 am
rootinit wrote:
Sun Mar 13, 2022 7:23 pm
Who is to say the distro of their choice is not the one that is pre-installed? Fedora Linux and Ubuntu are some pretty heavily-used distros.
Why I can't find any pre-installed Linux Thinkpad in my region? Or I must order from website?
Yes, you must order from their website. The pre-installed ThinkPads are custom orders.
ThinkPad X1 Nano (Fedora Linux) | ThinkPad TransNote (Windows 98) | ThinkPad 365X (Windows 95) | ThinkPad 755Cs (Windows 3.1)
PC 5150 w/5153 (PC DOS) | PS/2 8580-A21 w/8512 (Windows 3.1) | PC 300GL w/6540 (Windows 98 SE)

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