Hello, I just wanted to leave a note here that in case anyone else is considering trying out Xilinx.

Vivado 16.2 works out of the box from their download link, after making the .bin executable. ISE took some research to get installed and working:
-You will need libstdc++33-32bit
-You can only install ISE on batchmode, which is well documented here:
http://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/32330.html