Four new Fujitsu Lifebook notebook computers have recently received Novell YES Certification for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) Linux distribution. The Lifebook models include the S6510, T2010, P1620 and the U810. Such certification is important because it only means one thing, that the laptops have passed very stringent tests and are compatible with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop from Novell but ironically, these certified laptops are sold with pre-installed Windows system.
Fujitsu’s senior director of mobile product marketing, Paul Moore happily exclaimed:
“Fujitsu customers have expressed interest in gaining support for the Linux operating system. With Novell YES certification for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop on four popular LifeBook Series convertible tablet PCs and notebooks, Fujitsu provides these customers the opportunity to select the highly reliable and durable Fujitsu notebook that meets their business requirements.”
As one of the leading providers of communications and IT solutions, Fujitsu hopes to bring their products to more consumers, which seems to include Linux users. But really, what’s the point of this certification if the new Fujitsu computers are already pre-installed with Windows? But then again, at least people have more choices and certainly anything certified looks more real and reliable, right?