Lenovo enters LVFS program to supply the automatic firmware updates for Lenovo computers
Open source software and GNOME developer Richard Hughes announced today that computer maker Lenovo recently joined the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) program to try to provide automatic firmware updates for Linux users. According to Richard Hughes, who officially welcomes Lenovo to join LVFS, in the next few weeks, thousands of Linux users will get automatic firmware updates via the GNOME Software Graphics Package Manager or by running the fwupdmgr update command in the terminal emulator.
In the next few months, thousands of Linux users will also receive automatic firmware updates for Lenovo computers, as the Linux vendor firmware service development team will move many Lenovo models from test channels to stable versions.
“We’ll only be supporting UEFI hardware produced fairly recently, so there’s no point looking for updates on your beloved T61. I also can’t comment on what other Lenovo branded hardware is going to be supported in the future as I myself don’t know.”