HP ZBook Fury 17.8 G8 as a Linux workstation

I recently purchased a HP Zbook Fury 17.8 G8 to replace my Dell Precision 7740. This post is a review of sorts for the machine as a Linux workstation. I go over my overall impressions, the Linux support, and the performance of the machine. As mentioned in a previous post, I bought this machine with

The very weird Hewlett Packard FreeDOS option

In this installment: some strange things I discovered when purchasing a FreeDOS laptop from Hewlett Packard. I suspect that the audience for this will be somewhat limited but I had fun exploring this. Perhaps you, dear reader, will find a chuckle in here too. Some background: I recently purchased a HP ZBook 17.8 G8 as