Indeed, Lenovo spokesman Ray Gorman says that "We want the focus on Lenovo.com to be those products that customers are most interested in."
Gorman insists that "our commitment to Linux has not changed" and to be fair, there is no reason to doubt that. All that has changed is the focus of that commitment, away from the consumer and onto the business market.
Not everyone believes the official Lenovo version of events. An Inquirer reporter writes "Anyone watching the way the big outfits are squeezing open source offerings from their products could be forgiven for thinking something's afoot."
However, suggesting that Microsoft is behind the move is probably a headline grabbing move too far...