A few years ago I installed Linux Mint and later openSuse for a few times on my PC, dual booting with Win 7. I regret to inform you that these installations once damaged the motherboard and twice the graphic cards. So now when I think about dual booting my PC with a Linux distro it worries me. May be the Linux distros need optimizations like producing less heat or some other. If thats the case kindly inform me. Otherwise I would rather install SteamOS instead of the regular distros. At least SteamOS would be more optimized and refined than the other distros.