Just curious if these steps can or will result in a "relatively" easy install of any Buntu Linux (Ubuntu, Ku, Lu, Xu, etc.) , ,
1. Check out & purchase desktops and/or laptops with good track record in running Linux (research certified hardware on Ubuntu etc.)
2. Update the UEFI to enable Legacy BIOS mode along with disabling secure boot. Also, disable fast boot if that option is available in the setup routine.
3. Boot into a Live CD or DVD or USB Flash-Stick and verify hardware compatibility.
4. IF good on the above 3, use the Live media to install the Buntu distro by utilizing the entire drive (and thereby replacing Windows 8 entirely).
In other words, in the above situation, can average Windows users that don't require OR want to run a dual-boot, expect a hassle-free, relatively painless install of Linux?
By the way, my preferred way to obtain a Linux PC is pre-installed (e.g., buy a ZaReason or System 76 PC) . . . but the above may be a second-best alternative.
Am I basically on safe ground with these assumptions, . . . or am I missing something (such as, . . . is there a substantial down-side to running new hardware without UEFI/Secure boot enabled IF not running Windows) . . ???
Your thoughts much appreciated - thanks.
PS: one other thought just occurred to me, I'm also assuming the "boot-order" will need changing in the Legacy UEDI/BIOS - just like it always has so Live media will start the system.