Yesterday, it emerged that some Lenovo laptops are locked and don't allows users to install Linux. The news was reported by Reddit users. Microsoft loves Linux these days, of course. However, not so much when users want to switch to the platform. That was the initial feeling at least, but it is now clear that Microsoft has nothing to do with this. Apparently Microsoft and Lenovo have an agreement to place Windows 10 Home as the exclusive platform on some machines. However, the Chinese company has denied that is the case. This is particularly strange because users claimed a Lenovo expert had told them the agreement was in place. The world's largest PC provider has now denied this and that it is simply a driver issue. Speaking to TechRepublic, the company says: “To improve performance, the industry is moving to RAID on the SSDs and Lenovo is leading with this change. Lenovo does not block customers using other operating systems on its devices but relies on the alternative operating system vendors to release appropriate drivers. Users will be able to install the operating system on an SSD with RAID (when Linux support is in place)”.
Lenovo Denies Microsoft Agreement of Cause for Linux Lock
Some Lenovo machines are blocking users from installing Linux. After early reports this was because of a Microsoft agreement for Windows, the company says it is actually a driver issue.