I take it you are running ubuntu, correct? It isn't hard at all, and SSD's are definitely supported. And FYI, there is no "official" linux support for your notebook computer. Installing linux on it is on your end man.... Linux is free and open source, and there are no warranties, etc, that come with linux and/or support. The best support is online, and on these forums. If you want actual support for linux, you could always buy a license from Red Hat, which offers a paid service for support.