Right now, I am a newbie almost ready to install ubuntu alongside windows 8 on my laptop soon, and have gone through most of the things I need to plan. Lately, I noticed that Microsoft is preparing Windows 8.1 as a free update to windows 8 users. What I would like to know, is when I install ubuntu on my computer, will I still be able to update windows to 8.1 (Same goes for other operating systems if I ever decide to install other distros)? I definitely will want the update to Windows 8.1 instead of Windows 8, so I need to know if I need to wait until 8.1 is released, or if I can go ahead and install ubuntu right now.
The bottom line is: Will I be able to upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1 with ubuntu installed on my system, or do I need to remove it in order to do that?