I have been using the Arduino IDE (on a MS Windows laptop) with a Uno (clone) and the cable to start learning Atmel AVR ASM. I wish now to ditch working in the Arduino world and go "pure" Atmel.
1) Do I need a different boot loader burnt on to my chip or can the "arduino boot loader" stay and work?
2) Can I keep using my Uno and its cable or do i need to buy a different cable?
3) What is the cheapest / simplest route to go (hardware and software)? I am doing this just to learn, i do not need all the bells and whistles, just a basic "get started" set up.
4) If I went out and bought Atmel Studio 7 will that have the full IDE I need or will I have to go get a editor, terminal emulator and other stuff?
Thank you all for any advice.