Hi, since there is no information on Linux compatibility, I want to give the MBP 2018 a chance. Went to Apple Canada Educational site. When I chose 1TB SSD, the delivery day jumpts to 15 Oct to 17 Oct (fastest) with two additional days for free delivery. Why it takes so long? If I want to test it for linux compatibility, heat and fan noise, it is better to get the 512GB in store and try first? I assume the 1TB version does not affect the battery life and fan noise that much.