Wendell is a bonafide geek, so we can be sure when he buys a piece of hardware – with his own money – that shit is good shit! Indeed is Sys76 America’s best Linux hardware assembler, and the Pangolin obvsly one of its better machines. All Sys76 machines come with a pre-installed Pop!_OS, which is a modified Ubuntu, like Mint. Maybe you’ll like it … and if not – well you just put Mint or Manjaro or whatever on that you like betterer.
Just be sure, this ain’t a bargain basement machine but a professional piece of gear.