As some of you may know, I recently (and unsuccessfully!) tried to dual-boot Ubuntu with Microsoft Windows 8.1 on a Sony VAIO Tap 20... However it was a nightmare with problem after problem and being that only the kids use that particular computer, I went back to a Windows 8.1-only setup.
Now with my personal computer however, I dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 fine (spending most of my time in the former)... However it is a much older laptop that is on its last legs and eventually I will need to replace it, almost certainly with a UEFI-based computer (seeing as that is what is replacing the BIOS in all computers over the next few years).
Now that the back-story is out of the way, I have a really, really easy question (well, at least I think it is)...
If I single-boot a future computer with Ubuntu, do all of the UEFI issues simply "go away"? Or will this vary from manufacturer to manufacturer (as is the case with dual-booting)?
I've learnt quite a bit about UEFI over the last few weeks and as I understand it, a lot of the booting problems come down to Windows 8.1 modifying the boot sequence when dual-booting... Effectively undoing some or all of the changes a Ubuntu may have made.
But if Windows 8.1 has been removed (along with all of its partitions, including the "recovery" partitions), there should be no difference to single-booting a BIOS-based computer with Ubuntu, right?