Will we be asked to provide instructions for booting Ubuntu on these systems, even when most of the work is done on the other operating system. For instance, currently we answer questions about OSX booting usb, and for booting windows on a mac 'running' Ubuntu, when these questions mostly require operations done in Windows or OSX?
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Why wouldn't we? They'll be people wanting to use Ubuntu. That's who we're here to help!
It's going to be some time before we finally know how ugly the situation with UEFI really is. For example the last I heard W8/ARM certified devices are only allowed to run the OEM-installed OS but given quite how draconian that is, I'm not sure how many device makers will jump at ARM certification.
That said, I'm not sure how many OEMs care about supporting more than one OS. You don't have to look far to see that the main ones don't give a flying-monkey-████-banana about anything but Windows... It seems they probably make money from the bloat they install on top of Windows.
Perhaps Ubuntu would do better if there were more trialware bloat available for OEMs... I'm getting off-topic...
But yes, we'll answer them and keep answering them until we can't.