Hello everyone,

I use a Dell Studio laptop that came with Windows 7 and I have set it up to dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04. Microsoft is currently offering Windows 8 Pro upgrades for about 40$ and I am considering upgrading my copy of Windows. I also swore to stick to the LTS version of Ubuntu since it serves my needs well and is a stable, reliable system.

Now for my questions:

1. Since my laptop is old, does UEFI still apply?
2. Should I wait for the 12.04.2 release before attempting to dual boot (Launchpad lists "Backport UEFI Secure Boot support for Ubuntu 12.04.2" as fix committed)
3. If I use 12.04.1 should I use another bootloader, and if yes, which one?

Thanks for your time,