Shouldn’t really be that hard, should it? Ubuntu (current LTS is fine) on a mini-tower, with the hardware certified and supported.

Dell has a lot to say about linux, but pretty much on the server. You get to the laptops & workstations, and Linux is up there with FreeDOS. I’m scared to even ask for a quote (which you have to do by email) from Penguin Computing, because they are really geared toward the power workstation.

I don’t think I’m so unique: I’ve had a linux desktop for 10+ years, my employer pays for my main work machine, and I want a second box for home stuff. ‘Zat so hard?