Lenovo Joins LVFS

Tue, Aug 7, 2018

Great news for a change! Lenovo has joined the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS). But wait, I hear you say, why should I care? Well, the LVFS is what makes firmware upgrades possible natively under Linux. In a nutshell this means in the not so distant future, it will be possible to update the UEFI bios of your Lenovo laptop natively via your local Linux installation. Awesomesauce!

Lenovo has been my goto laptop brand for years now. There are two main reasons for this:

  1. The hardware used in Lenovo laptops usually is well-supported by Linux. And why would you burden a nice piece of hardware with spyware crap like Windows?
  2. Lenovo publishes hardware maintenance manuals for their devices where you can read up on how to disassemble your laptop without breaking stuff to repair certain components yourself. Especially handy once you are out of warranty.

So now my favourite hardware manufacturer and my favourite OS move even closer together. This translates to very cool beans!