Ubuntu 14.04 may ship with a beta version of GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader used virtually all Linux distributions.
A signed version of GRUB2 that enables Ubuntu to work with Secure Boot devices is being prepped for Ubuntu 12.10. Further details about the change are expected from Canonical later today.
As you may know, some people find Linux to be really challenging when they first try it out. Because of this, I have launched a new segment called: "Ubuntu is Easy" and thought the OMG! Ubuntu! community - in the true nature of open source - could also assist Ubuntu newbies in finding their way around this great operating system.
The newly launched 'Super Boot Manager' application, created by the developers behind graphical boot menu BURG, aims to streamline and simplify the process of tweaking the GRUB, BURG and Plymouth boot screens.
'Grub Customizer' aims to make it a bit easier, providing a graphicl interface for allows for changing/setting various grub2/burg settings.
If you're a dual-boot user chances are you've at some stage or another wanted to change the default OS that GRUB chooses to boot into.