Leo Laporte has been threatening to go Linux for several months, so it’s nice to see him come good on his threats and review his new Oryx Pro Linux laptop from System76. The laptop looks really nice, although it’s probably a little too large for my liking.
In the video, he mentions that he purchased the machine with the intention of using it on his shows, so it’ll be interesting to see which shows it makes an appearance on, and how long it lasts. I also found it interesting that he immediately removed Ubuntu Unity in favour of using Ubuntu GNOME. I’ve been using Unity for a couple of weeks now and for the most part, I’m really liking it, that said, I have taken a quick look at GNOME 3.20 running on Fedora 24 and it’s also really nice, so I can see the attraction.
Regardless of the distro and desktop environment, it’s good to see Leo embracing Linux and hopefully it’ll start receiving a bit more attention on the TWiT shows.
P.S. Nice shirt!