dzeta, that's the super cool thing about Linux, most of the time (well, at least the Ubuntu based flavors) it's recommended to be connected to the Internet & have any accessories such as wired printers plugged in & turned on, this increases the chances that everything will be plug & play post install.
That's why one can perform 3-4 Ubuntu installs, including configuration, versus one Windows version in the same amount of time. Which does requires drivers to be installed in a certain order. Even if a clean install of W10 is performed & the drivers may be shown as newer, it's still best to install those that's on the OEM's site for best function of the particular computer. More often than not, these installs will leave some functions of one's computer, especially notebooks, not working as should, this is what the OEM drivers/packages are for. While some is indeed junk software, there's others that's useful & compared to a decade back, there's much less junk installed than ever, including Java, which 99.5% of Home users doesn't need & now a known security risk.
With Linux, this junk isn't installed, if a package is needed, it'll often be in the Software Manager, although this will often not include decent 3rd party browsers, such as Google Chrome & the rising Vivaldi, these still must be manually downloaded as a .deb file, which works just like an .exe, only the user must enter their root password to install any software, including updates. There may be a few exceptions to this with the Software Manager. One of the best deals with the Software Manager, are that there's over 70,000 100% no-cost apps to choose from, something for everyone.
The screen glitch, as long as the Linux OS is running good otherwise, don't worry over, most of mine does the same. Just make sure, as Al mentioned above, that FastBoot is disabled within Windows 10, or face the risk of file corruption & potentially having to reinstall that OS. You can get more details as how to go about this in the Windows 10 section, or search online 'how to disable FastBoot on Windows 10'. We're all different, I find many answers to my own issues faster online than through the creation of a Topic, where some of the answers may not be complete, depending on what needs to be addressed.
Good Luck with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS!
EDIT: Added info in bold.
Edited by cat1092, 09 May 2017 - 04:22 AM.