Oh I guess I did not write that clearly. I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 as dual boot on the laptop(both on m11x and m17x that is), but the desktop has a UEFI bios so the approach is a bit different here. Not that it is difficult but it is just not boot with USB and follow the GUI's guidelines. It is more like remember to click continue and then enter Ubuntu terminal and do some work in it(I forgot that in the first run and got a not boot option and only windows 10 boot... hence annoying).Dual boot is not too difficult, i run windows 10, linux and macOS on my machine, all run perfectly happy along side each other. I got an NVidia gpu, so luckily i get nice fast official drivers on all 3 of them Good luck with it all.
I guess I am with time gonna go for some Nvidia gpus as it seems they love Linux a bit more