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Old 1st October 2010, 20:48   #1
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Default Change to 'Bios' will make for PCs that boot in seconds

The upgrade will spell the end for the 25-year-old PC start-up software known as Bios that initialises a machine so its operating system can get going.

The code was not intended to live nearly this long, and adapting it to modern PCs is one reason they take as long as they do to warm up.

Bios' replacement, known as UEFI, will predominate in new PCs by 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11430069
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Bios' replacement, known as UEFI, will predominate in new PCs by 2011
OEM they refer to? have not seen adoption of UEFI in enthusiast parts... which are usually on the forefront of tech to become mainstream
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OEM they refer to? have not seen adoption of UEFI in enthusiast parts... which are usually on the forefront of tech to become mainstream
All Macs already come with EFI, but that doesn't mean sh*t
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for a long time, MACs were not considered PCs
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Intel is making EFI boards already. I do think BIOS will not last too long any more.
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