I'm purchasing a Dell server and want to use Ubuntu 16.04 as the OS. My server will be using UEFI due to hardware restrictions.
Is Ubuntu stable under UEFI as the only OS on the system?
The Ubuntu Community Wiki page here is from 2015 and it gives me the impression that Ubuntu is difficult to install under UEFI. However most of the answers about UEFI on Ask Ubuntu and the wiki page seem pertain to dual boot systems, or allude to complications when Ubuntu is installed with alongside other operating systems.
The wiki article states under the single boot instructions:
The following sections describe how to install Ubuntu in UEFI mode, either because you're single-booting and want to try this boot mode or because you're dual-booting with another OS that's already installed in this mode.
The word "try" in the introduction tells me that in 2015 UEFI was not the preferred installation mode for Ubuntu, and further indicates that it might not have been completely stable. Since UEFI hardware is going to become more standard moving forward, I think it is important to provide an updated explanation for single boot systems that addresses stability, functionality, and standard practice.