I tried to install Linux Peppermint 8 on my laptop and it worked just fine until I added the additional drivers on it. I blamed the NVIDIA video driver for randomly shutting down my laptop. I do not think that is the problem. I believe the problem is the intel microcode. I believe intel releases it out and the linux community just says it is the latest and greatest. So I assume the new intel microcode is for desktops and skylake and made my laptop unstable. I also assume that is why there are different versions of Linux now for long update support. So Linux v 11.1, v12.1, and v13.1 will have different microcode support and will be LTS versions. I also guess the Paramount lawsuit with media playing may be related to intel microcode incapability.