RALEIGH, N.C. — Lenovo and Novell are introducing Linux-equipped ThinkPad notebook PCs at LinuxWorld in San Francisco on Tuesday.

The result of a two-year collaboration between Raleigh-based Lenovo, Novell and Intel, the wireless-equipped ThinkPads are loaded with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 from Novell.

The notebooks include Intel Centrino Duo wireless capability.

The ThinkPads are designed for high-end application development in a mobile or office environment.

The T60p models are an inch thick and weigh 4.7 pounds.

“The ThinkPad T60p is a milestone for our collaboration and shared commitment with Novell to develop innovative and powerful workstation solutions,” said Marc Godin, vice president of marketing for Lenovo’s Worldwide Notebook Business Unit. “Engineers running intensive based applications can now leverage these enhanced features while working remotely in the Linux environment.”

The T60p models come with 14-inch or 15-inch screens. Prices start at $3,099.

Lenovo: www.lenovo.com