I'm one of the "Apple Loyalists" seriously considering Linux. It's fairly easy to experiment with software (my main difficulty is Lightroom, currently looking at Corel AfterShot Pro). I've heard System76 isn't great hardware despite the convenience of shipping with Linux, but I'm not sure what the best options are.
Looking for a 15" laptop that can do RAW photo processing, I've come up with the Asus ZenBook Pro and the Dell XPS line. I've found articles on installing Ubuntu on both; they sound like they have some issues but it can be done.
Are there clear winners for Linux laptops outside of System76?