You will get that with Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.10 -- it needs updated kernel and graphics drivers to work properly on the Broadwell NUCs. Just install 15.04 and you should be fine.
However, you might want to avoid the very latest kernel update 3.19.0-18 since that appears to have broken HDMI audio. More on that here:
Hi, thanks for this guidance. OK, seems I require Ubuntu 15.04 with Kernel 3.19.0-16 ... well I am just I normal user, I have no clue how to change kernel in Ubuntu15.04. Where can I find any help to do this? I fear I will not be fit enough to work with experimental release 15.04 though.
Any good alternative with Linux Mint? I tested Cinnamon and got same effect as with Ubuntu 14.04, I guess any expert would have expected this as both are based on Debian?
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Ubuntu 15.04 will install with the 3.19.0-15 kernel which works fine.
Before doing anything else (including updates) you might install the Synaptic package manager:
sudo apt-get install synaptic
There you can select the kernel modules and select the "hold" option.
There are other ways to approach it. Google "Unbuntu lock kernel" to see several other more detailed tutorials.
Mint won't work out of the box. It's based on Ubuntu but typically lags behind by a few months given their conservative approach. It's not clear to me that Mint 17.2 will work out of the box either. Last I heard it will ship with a 3.16 kernel.