Pro tip installing Linux on a new "windows 8" laptop - UEFI SecureBoot is probably turned on. Either turn off SecureBoot and turn on LegacyBoot, or use a distro that supports SecureBoot like Ubuntu 12.10 and above or the latest Fedora beta.
Another humble indie bundle has arrived at [link] - Another set of games available as a pay what you will deal, available for Win/Mac/Linux and also Android devices. Pay once, get the set, get all platforms, and more!
Linux gamers rejoice! STEAM for linux now OUT OF BETA, game sale on now! Lots of awesome games for cheap, and of course the popular Team Fortress 2 FREE. Go to [link] to get it - Recommended to have a recent nVidia graphics card, and Ubuntu.