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October 1, 2010

UEFI will boot PCs in seconds

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by Janet Harris

Computers that boot in seconds should be hitting the shelves next year, according to a report on the BBC website.

A new technology known as Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) will replace Bios, which has been booting up PCs for 25 years.

Given the technological advances made in computer science over that time, it’s no wonder that Bios takes a while to kick start modern computers into action.

The continued use of Bios is starting to limit future developments, with problems arising when external devices are added to the system.

Some manufactures are already using UEFI.

Insyde Software recently announced its InsydeH2O UEFI firmware solution for the Intel Atom processor E6xx series.

The InsydeH20 firmware targets embedded device for the industrial automation, digital signage, retail and gaming markets.

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2 Comments »
  1. What Apple have been using for 5 years since they moved to Intel.

    Comment by Tulio — October 2, 2010 @ 9:48 am

  2. Remember you crazy kids, it’s just an Apple.. a lump of plastic - not a f# social movement *rolls eyes*

    Love, Henry Swanson

    Comment by Henry Swanson — October 3, 2010 @ 2:05 am

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