I sent an e-mai to Lenovo asking if they were willing to sell a Thinkpad with eCS preinstalled. The below is their reply.
" Dear Mr. Mullins,
Thank you for contacting Lenovo, the makers of ThinkPad
and ThinkCenter PC Products.
We are in receipt of your e-mail regarding information on
ordering a ThinkPad with the operating system eComStation.
Please be advised, you have reached a general contact forum.
For further assistance, please contact Think PC Sales Center
at 877-884-4658. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday
8:30 A.M. to 9:15 P.M, Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. EST.
Thank you for visiting our site and contacting Lenovo.
Shakeel Bk Ahmed
Electronic Response Center "
It would be neat if alternative operating systems were given as choices when ordering a computer.