[opensuse] vote on Lenovo

Clint Tinsley clintin at linuxmail.org
Sat Sep 15 14:19:29 UTC 2007

This posting came off the opensuse list but should be of interest to other distro users as Levona has requested a "vote" on what distribution they might "standardize" on for their laptops. Here is there plea "If you love Mandriva and want to support it, please vote for us now!"

Has to be a tough situation for Lenova, probably a pandora's box.  I was Mandrake (now Mandriva) user for a while and I am still on their list(s) so I am getting email from them urging that I "vote" for Mandrake on Lenova laptops.  Too bad that LSB (Linux Standards Base, choose your version) has not really caught fire so that hardware level drivers could be "cross distribution."

IMO, Lenova could pick from the leading 3 or 4 distros (which last I checked didn't include Mandriva) and still not pick "a winner." As for me, I won't be voting, and right now, I am kind of partial to Sabayon desktop (Gentoo based) which is #5 on Distrowatch but I give real high marks to Ubuntu, Fedora, and OpenSUSE (Not SLED because of various concerns which I won't go into here).

Not relevant to the conversation but incase anyone is interested, being a Novell CNE, I went with OpenSUSE almost couple of years ago as my desktop of choice and have stayed with it but that doesn't mean Ubuntu isn't an equal or better on the desktop.  All my servers run Ubuntu (LTS).  Mandrake/Mandriva, I quit going there and haven't found a reason to go back. Digressing... 


> On the lenovo blog, there is right now a vote to know what 
> distribution is best fit for install on they computers.
> you should go and vote :-) (no login necessary)
> http://lenovoblogs.com/insidethebox/?p=98
> notice than they only setup initially "SUSE", but somebody add 
> "openSUSE" - there is also SLED

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