Earlier this year we learned that Lenovo was going to start selling some ThinkPad laptops with Fedora Linux as an alternative to Windows. Now you can buy one.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 is a 2.4 pound laptop that measures 0.6 inches thick, features two Thunderbolt 3 ports, an HDMI 1. port, and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports and support for up to a 4K display and up to an Intel Core i7-10610U processor.

Previously available only with Windows, you can now configure the laptop with Fedora Linux and save about $44 in the process (although with a starting price of $1287 at the moment, this is still very much a premium laptop).

In today’s roundup of recent tech news from around the web, we also learn that after years of preparation, Amazon Prime Air is ready to start flying (in a limited test anyway), and you can now watch some Netflix content without a subscription.

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  1. If you are an EU citizen or resident or whatever you can legally buy a Windows license for something like 5 euros off eBay.

    Whatever your legal situation is if you plan to use the laptop as long as the average person uses a laptop splurging on a $44 Windows license just to potentially sell it years later (with all the hassle involved in selling it) if you otherwise don’t plan to use Windows doesn’t sound like a decision all those personal finance blogs would praise if you as me but hey, more power to you!

  2. That’s cool that they’re offering the option. However, I’d gladly pay the $44 just to have a backup Windows license, just incase. If only for the resale value.