Dell isn't the only one selling a Linux-enabled laptop. Lenovo is, too -- has been for a while, actually. The company just hasn't been as vocal about it lately. In a DesktopLinux.com piece posted yesterday, writer Stephen J. Vaughn-Nichols says it's because Lenovo has a love-hate relationship with Linux.
Lenovo released the ThinkPad T61p on July 10 and will start to ship it to customers later in July. The ThinkPad T61p is, like its predecessor, certified to run Novell SLED (SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10... [I]t is built for workstation-level jobs that require 3-D graphics. To pull this off it comes with a 15.4-inch-wide display and a NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M chip set....
[The T61p] comes with a selection of new Core 2 Duo processors from Intel. This includes the T7700, T7500 and T7300, which offer clock speeds ranging from 2.4GHz to 2.0GHz, 4MB of L2 cache and an 800MHz front-side bus.
So if you like to research your options before making a choice -- or if you, too, have had issues installing Ubuntu on your own laptop -- the Lenovo ThinkPad T61p might be worth a look.