Published on 11th January 2009 by
Originally Posted by quackI wish they'd pay someone to write PROPER explanations of what options actually do, instead of too-short broken English attempts at a description.
Originally Posted by n3moI'm not sure if you are aware, but one of the main purposes of designing EFI was "intellectual property protection", it is even feared that it is a straight road to completely locking-out all open-source/free software. Sometimes it was (and still is) called DRM BIOS.
All current implementations are too primitive to do this, currently it's still more of a BIOS frontend with possible plugins. Basically it's more aimed at "omg-it-has-cute-shiny-windows" vista generation with no real advantages over BIOS.
Originally Posted by ShurikenIt's a normal BIOS with mouse input and a background image, am I the only one who sees this?
Originally Posted by SmilodonOh my...!
This can't be good. I have seen way to many people mess up their OS. Making the BIOS setup more accessible to the general public is NOT a good idea!
Originally Posted by tuaamin13You know, if they ditched the games you think they'd have space for the backup utility?
Also, do other companies have EFI bios (in production)? I reinstalled a HP Elitebook (8530p) and a Dell E6500 at work and they both had BIOS where you could use the mouse. I presumed that was EFI but I haven't heard any concrete evidence.
Originally Posted by BindibadgiQuote:Originally Posted by ShurikenIt's a normal BIOS with mouse input and a background image, am I the only one who sees this?
Yea but there's more to a page so less scrolling, in-built options for more software and a better resolution. It is normal, but better-normal.
Originally Posted by Splynncryth
So mouse support != EFI. It is just a lot easier because of the EFI_SIMPLE_POINTER_PROTOCOL.
Originally Posted by tuaamin13That makes sense. I've just never heard of or seen mouse support in a BIOS until recently. I read the original article on EFI here about a year ago and didn't think anything of it until I saw this and how they're marketing it as a Click BIOS.
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