Despite being a mac user now, I am so happy to see a high-end product optimized for a linux distribution. During the 7 years I used linux as my daily driver, I would have killed for a well integrated, high-end mobile machine.
I don't plan to move away from macs anytime soon, but I still rejoice when the platform makes progress. I'm already hearing whispers from developers that plan to support Steam's linux client which seems unbelievable to me- this was unthinkable just a couple years ago. I hope this window of opportunity stays open long enough for a viable pc/windows alternative to take foot.