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Re^2: BIOS calls?

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 29, 2011 at 08:12 UTC ( #917454=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: BIOS calls?
in thread BIOS calls?

should you be unfortunate enough to still be using a system that has a “BIOS,”

unfortunate to be using a modern computer?

Why do you say such ridiculous things?

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Re^3: BIOS calls?
by Sinistral (Monsignor) on Jul 29, 2011 at 08:29 UTC

    He's referring to Apple hardware that uses Extensible Firmware Interface, or perhaps to Sun (now Oracle) hardware that uses Open Firmware. It's only Intel PC type motherboards that use a BIOS (and he's right, it's old crufty technology, but it does have the weight of inertia and a gigantic installed base).

      He's referring to Apple hardware ...

      Yes, even PCs use EFI, but the majority of modern computers still use BIOS

      it's old crufty technology

      The tech might be old and crufty , but its a fact irrelevant to most computer users

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