2 April 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Microsoft strikes a distribution deal with Lenovo

All new Lenovo computer systems – including ThinkPads, ThinkCentre
desktops and Lenovo-branded PCs – will have Windows Live software and
the Live.com tool bar pre-installed on their machines. This is a
significant coup for Microsoft as, previously, on many workstations the
Google applications package was the pre-installed software.

Aidan says:

‘Lenovo is the third largest PC producer in the world therefore
this represents a big win for Microsoft over Google in the partnership
stakes. Lenovo’s has a large business customer base and with people
more likely to leave preinstalled software on their work PCs this could
lead to an increase in the use of Microsoft Live.’

Tanya Goodin

Tanya Goodin

Founder of Tamar