I am not from Intel but yes the bundle package is typically just a convenience of many separately available drivers from the site. I think that Chipset software from Intel for Windows is often something like information files which describe some details to help the OS including descriptions to display - the drivers for such devices might already be part of modern OS but just tweak a little bit with the software - it is usually installed first before any other drivers.
I don't know much about Ubuntu/Linux but sometimes you have to pay close attention to a few devices such as network, display, wireless - they may work if you use the latest distributions. I think searches using the NUC model name and the distribution name should show up user comments good or bad. I think the Linux community is typically what gets them working (rather than Intel).