It's been a while since I last play around with Linux. Last version I used was Linux Mint 17.1. My Dell Studio XPS 16 overheated while my son played games on it. It's gone for good.
Last year, I bought an Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition. It's a nice laptop. I'm glad that it play nice with Linux. Found out that Canonical has ditched Unity and revert back to Gnome Shell.
It's a bit of a challenge to install Linux on this machine configuration at first, but once done everything is history. I will write how to's in my coming post. Stay tune.