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Linux on Lenovo and ODF Status Report

A few old news articles that I’d nevertheless like to catalog here today:

InformationWeek writes, in mid-January, of Lenovo preinstalling Linux:

“Starting Jan. 14, the T61 and R16 Centrino ThinkPads will have the option of shipping with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, with included. A news item over at revealed that the T61 will sport a Core 2 Duo T7205 2.0-GHz processor, 1 Gbyte of DDR2 RAM, an 80-Gbyte 5400 RPM hard drive — all for $949.” (Incidentally, choosing Linux will save a buyer $20 over Windows on the same hardware.)

Erwin Tenhumberg writes a status report on ODF that he titles “Dispelling Myths Around ODF.”

A very thorough article that debunks some of the FUD Microsoft has been spreading around ODF (though personally, I have not seen as much MS FUD as I expected–maybe their energy isn’t what it once was).

My favorite section is where Erwin lists some of the prominent applications that use ODF as their default, or one of their primary, formats. These include KOffice,, StarOffice, IBM Lotus Symphony, Corel WordPerfect, Apple TextEdit, Google Docs, and plenty more.

One Response to “Linux on Lenovo and ODF Status Report”

  1. PT’s blog » Blog Archive » OpenDocument Format support not as great as the cheer squad keep saying Says:
    February 21st, 2008 at 9:31 pm

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