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Re^3: BIOS calls?

by Sinistral (Monsignor)
on Jul 29, 2011 at 12:29 UTC ( #917457=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: BIOS calls?
in thread BIOS calls?

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).

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Re^4: BIOS calls?
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 29, 2011 at 13:30 UTC

    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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