Ofcourse you can install any linux distribution on this virtual machine. It is just an example to show you what settings I will be changing to have a smooth working virtual machine.
My hardware has 8 GB RAM and 8 cores (i7).
That is why I can afford to give some of them away to the virtual machine as you will see in the movie.
This is all done on a clean install of Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon. I downloaded the updates and I am using the standard kernel.