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I'm preparing to run a Windows 8 / Ubuntu dual boot system. I've seen several posts which discuss using the Windows 8 boot manager instead of Grub (as I have used in the past). Is there a technical or other benefit to using one instead of the other, or is it simply a matter of preference?


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Will this be UEFI or BIOS? And Windows does not do multi-Booting and you have to add third party tools which really add grub4dos to make Windows multi-boot. Grub is designed to multi-boot. –  oldfred Aug 17 '13 at 19:26
I believe it's UEFI. Also, for reference, the windows boot manager I'm speaking of can be seen here: askubuntu.com/questions/230878/… –  aring Aug 17 '13 at 19:53
The answer is in the question you quoted: that person wants it due to some problems upgrading if using grub. No idea why that would be a problem though... ;-) –  Rinzwind Aug 17 '13 at 21:17
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