System76 Says Ubuntu-Based Pop!_OS Linux Won't Break Lenovo or Acer Laptops

A System76 engineer working on Pop!_OS Linux, the company’s Ubuntu-based operating system shipping pre-installed on all of their computers, writes about the recently discovered Ubuntu bug affecting some Lenovo laptops.

As you probably are aware, Canonical is currently discouraging users to download the latest Ubuntu release due to an issue that corrupts the BIOS of some Lenovo laptops, as well as other brands like Acer and Toshiba. The bug is related to the intel-spi-* drivers in the Linux 4.13 kernel packages shipping with Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark), and should also affect other Ubuntu 17.10-based distro like Pop!_OS.

While Canonical is still working hard to respin the 64-bit ISO image of Ubuntu 17.10, System76 w… (read more)
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