ajgreeny wrote:I have just installed Xubuntu 12.04 on a new PCSpecialist machine
PCSpecialist kit looks impressive. Like when I got my first PC (a Vale, from Evesham Micros c1992, co-incidentally costing almost the same as that on P27), before they were mass produced, you could specify quite a lot about it. I specified no Windows (I installed OS/2). Ever since I have built my own PCs, or rather I am still upgrading the original Vale. It is like Trigg's broom, has had 5 new heads and three new handles. I am actually still using some of the original Vale bits (Floppy drive, some internal cables). So my issue would be with the motherboard.
ajgreeny wrote:I installed using the UEFI bios rather than legacy
You mean there is a choice? When first setting up you can choose between UEFI or [legacy] BIOS? (Strictly speaking "BIOS" is
legacy I understand). Apart from the Secure Boot feature, UEFI sounds good.