MartyBartfast wrote:is UEFI going to cause me grief?
My understanding is that the "secure boot" part of UEFI, although on by default, can be turned off. If I had a UEFI PC I would do so.
The fact that secure boot can be turned off has been used (by MS and others) to argue that the Linux world should accept it without argument. But I am opposed to it in principle because it is an obstacle to Joe Public trying out Linux (eg from a live DVD cover disk) and perhaps sticking with it. ["Whaaat??! Turn off a security feature??? I'll catch viruses, no way!!! Anyway, how would I do it?"]. This is exactly what Microsoft want. In addition to that, last I heard was that some major Linux ditros like Red Hat are paying a fee to MS for a passcode (or something like that) in order that they might be booted under secure boot.
However, we are techies here, aren't we, and should not be phased by altering settings in the BIOS (or whatever it is called these days), and anyway malware in boot sectors is a non-problem with Linux (and arguably not even in Windows these days).