This laptop was a gift. I was so excited to have GhostBSD, that I've, impulsively, wiped the entire MS Windows operating system. Now, I am conveying this message through a cell phone. Growing up, I recalled that Intel was the most hostile towards installing Unix. If you managed to install it, due to the junk quality code, it would clap out on you and self destruct. It's not dissimilar to the ugly experience with Windows, if you would remove or replace the original optical drive, MS Windows would invalidate the product key or self destruct the OS with a blue screen with no Windows repair possible. For Window users, if you would install Word Perfect or a competitive software it, too, would self destruct ( that was by design and intentional programming). AMD and Citrix brought us to modern CPUs and Nvidia sold out AMD, because of Intel's money, until Intel backstabbed them real hard. Microsoft, whichever company contracted with them for business to provide them with crucial software, they would ultimately destroy. It's like the tradeoff of dealing with gangsters or the government. So much for politics .... For the past decade or so, they realized the value of open source and the need for programmers and developers so they are, now, in full support of open source projects. Just check out how they swamped phoronix.com. They might as well give Intel their own category. They are supporting enough projects to make someone's head spin. Make no mistake, Microsoft, these BIOS makers, Intel and other giants are welcoming open source projects because their very existence was in jeopardy, not because they are friendly. If it wasn't for the likes of AMD, Arm, VIA, Qualcom, etc. Intel would charge an arm and a leg for their inferior coded CPU. I am suspect of any company that would pour possibly billions into a poor CPU platform (x86), instead of embracing a robust high quality code with virtually no undefined behavior (RISC). AMD's programmer contributed, big time to Core boot. Linux's round-about-system, inefficent code, undefined behavior (spooky kernel), and poor implementation of unix, complicates matters, too. A Linux developer commented on how his most difficult experience was creating games for Linux. An AMI support tech explained how Linux complicate matters rather than creating a more intuitive Unix like system like the BSD systems. BSDs are way more efficient and have a more sensible in their approach. We are living in a world where the worse becomes the standard. Despite my gripes, GhostBSD is my top choice. On my other desktop, I just love to watch it download software from the CLI, with the Mate desktop environment. As I recalled, Atheros was the most supportive of Unix Wifi and Networking.