I was recently given a Gateway 200ARC with some missing pieces. I got it together and installed 8.10
Much to my surprise, 45 min. later, I was checking my email. Everything works, including the Fn keys. I had to install a couple of packages to get some codecs, etc, but other than that, everything worked first time.
Sure beats hours of windows install and updates.
Next up are a i9300/ XPS Gen2 and a M1710. I will post back with those results.