If you have an ssd and still cannot load windows 8 in under 20 seconds, your laptop is trash. AMD clues me in to how useless your laptop is.
There are three real OS players out there.
All have apps. All are supported by a multi billion dollar enterprise.
Linux is a joke. Ubuntu is a joke. Freebie experiment. Sure its free, you get what you pay for.
You can get Apple's OS free too, and Chrome OS, and Win 8 for $15.