In the last century, I would have spent days installing and reinstalling operating systems on machines. Sometimes I would even be paid a wage to do an install. Ever since I bought a Mac that changed. Machines simply seem too expensive to contemplate so Dad convinced me to get an HP Stream 11inch and I have insisted on installing Linux to speed the machine up.
I backed up windows just in case.
I didn’t go for encrpting on the basis that important files live on a drive in safe and not work files (therefore not important) on the cloud.
And I checked all the little tweaks on http://peterdoggart.com/computing-it/ubuntu-16-04-on-hp-stream-11/
And it works. Great.