After removing the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 from my notebook, I replaced it with Linux Mint 13 "Maya" (using the Mate desktop). I now have this set up in a traditional dual boot with Windows 7 - I was pleased that it seems to be fine with the A8 AMD chipset on the laptop. Everything is working; camera, wifi, etc. It's a pleasant reminder of how much I like Linux Mint - the last version I had was 11 on my old notebook, and this one seems that little bit slicker; for a free product, it's pretty remarkable. Also, this notebook is 64-bit, so I have some more RAM available too. I'm liking it!