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Microsoft Inks Distribution Deal With Lenovo

Buyers of Lenovo computers, including ThinkPad notebooks, ThinkCentre desktops, Lenovo 3000 PCs and Lenovo-brand PCs available in China will soon have Windows Live software and and Windows Live Toolbar preinstalled on their machines.

This is a minor coup for Microsoft. Lenovo computers (many branded with the IBM logo) previously shipped with the Google Desktop and Toolbar applications preinstalled (my Thinkpad X-60 came with the software, and despite my best efforts to uninstall it and reinstall an un-branded version of Google’s tools, the Lenovo logo still remains).

Update: Microsoft has confirmed that they’ve displaced Google on Lenovo computers.

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