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Lenovo announces Linux-based ThinkPad

Aimed at engineers

Lenovo announced today the availability of the ThinkPad T60p, its first laptop computer preloaded with the Linux OS (operating system).

The laptop is primarily aimed at engineers, the company said.

Linux users will welcome Lenovo's decision to preload the open-source OS on its new ThinkPad. Rival Dell supports Linux but does not offer machines preloaded with the OS software, while HP reserves Linux for its higher-end workstations.

The new ThinkPad will use Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10.0 OS and an Intel Centrino Duo processor. The computer weighs just over 2kg and is 1in thick.

The suggested retail price for the 14in model is $3,099 (about £1,650) and $3,199 for the 15in (£1,700).

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