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 firstname.lastname@example.org address (something you should have if you qualify for “CLA+1“).
This is live now: simply go to https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/Linux in the US or www.lenovo.com/ca/en/linuxca 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 @fedoraproject.org email address isn’t enough.
— Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader