Contributor discount for Lenovo ThinkPad laptops with Fedora Workstation!

It’s been a little longer than we hoped, but Lenovo is now shipping the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 with Fedora Workstation preinstalled, purchasable via their website. (Currently US and Canada only, but will be world-wide. Also only this model for now, with the other models to follow.)

We’ll have some another announcements, but I wanted to share something important for Fedora contributors. There is a special Linux community portal, and if you purchase through that portal, you’ll get a (pretty significant!) discount. You just need to log in with your address (something you should have if you qualify for “CLA+1“).

This is live now: simply go to in the US or in Canada, and create an account using your Fedora email alias. Thanks to Lenovo for offering this to all Fedora contributors as a way of giving back.

Note that you must use this portal to get the extra discount. Simply using an email address isn’t enough.

— Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader

Categories: Fedora Project Community


  1. This is fantastic news! Really happy to see this partnership continue and looking forward to what comes next.

  2. Will the links and model info be updated when it becomes available worldwide?

  3. Huh. I’m not quite sure what caused this to pop up here — this article is old news from two years ago. The link isn’t even right anymore — it should be

    Unfortunately, though, it does not seem like they’re selling Fedora Linux worldwide yet. Covid supply chain issues hit Lenovo really hard. However, customer pressure is the best way to make it happen, so if you have the ability to ask a sales person, please do!

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  1. I heard about this on Nest and it’s great to see this bonus for the people who are dedicating their time to make Fedora awesome. 🙂

  2. Is there any chance go get one to ship to Latin America?

    • Matthew Miller

      August 29, 2020 — 14:42

      It’s my understanding that while web sales are launching in the US first, the configuration is actually available worldwide if you call Lenovo. That won’t get you this discount, though, so we’re still working with Lenovo to update this because we know so much of our contributor community is outside of the US and Canada!

      Might be worthwhile to post in the Lenovo forums asking: (I know that Lenovo people are following there and responding).

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