Eventually you can get Linux to boot on UEFI just fine. But it is harder than before.
It used to be that you could just put a DVD in a computer and click OK to install Linux, and that was it.
Now people people ask me for help when Linux installation fails. Usually the installation seem to succeed, but the computer cannot boot. I usually install Boot-Repair on a live USB disk, boot the computer and fix it. Boot-Repair is a nice toot but really, it should not be necessary.
And sometimes it does not work. Early versions of the Intel NUC would fail starting Ubuntu because if expected the executable to be named uefi.exe, not grub.exe. Intel fixed it in a later firmware version. But it is telling that they created something so complex, that not even Intel could get it right.