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Great now we have to use UEFI everywhere? and it really offers nothing, if you ask me it makes my system more vulnerable to attack, at least in the server market this wont happen.

I don't care what GB does, but I have always told them that they need to get full UEFI. I hate it tho. i think its a security issue.
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ARE YOU HEARING THIS GIGABYTE?!

Stop with the hybrid crap, there's no reason. And ditch that god-awful touch screen GUI for it, no-one will buy a touch-screen for their BIOS.
Word
 
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the thing is people are responding to the in-windows BIOS, and they are responding in the sense that its doing its job, I doubt GB will ditch it anytime soon.
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I did read them. Granted this isn't an "announcement" news but it *is* a current trend. And relevant, I think?
I'm not the "post police", I just noticed that you didn't put the source in the title is all.

It's a good news item, I read it and agree with it.
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the thing is people are responding to the in-windows BIOS, and they are responding in the sense that its doing its job, I doubt GB will ditch it anytime soon.
I've experience and have heard it's because of GB's Touch BIOS that's causing boot loop problems on their P67/Z68 boards. GB still hasn't ironed out all the kinks.
 
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Great now we have to use UEFI everywhere? and it really offers nothing, if you ask me it makes my system more vulnerable to attack, at least in the server market this wont happen.

I don't care what GB does, but I have always told them that they need to get full UEFI. I hate it tho. i think its a security issue.
I agree. It is only a matter of time before someone hacks into UFEI which can brick a whole system.
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Yeah I got a board with UEFI recently and was quite impressed. The boot time is also way faster.

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I actually have to disagree. I thought it seemed fast after building my 2nd generation i5 build, but my year old P55 1st gen i5 (sig rig) boots just as quickly. While I do love UEFI, compared to a year ago it isn't a huge improvement. Just my 2 cents.
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I'm in the ' totally don't care category'.

You can use the mouse to click between tabs instead of arrow keys, progress at last!!!

99.99% of all PCs will never show the bios (or uefi) screen to thier owners.
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I actually have to disagree. I thought it seemed fast after building my 2nd generation i5 build, but my year old P55 1st gen i5 (sig rig) boots just as quickly. While I do love UEFI, compared to a year ago it isn't a huge improvement. Just my 2 cents.
Think from an enterprise point of view - how long does a server machine take to boot?

When I was on work experience we had a brand new HP server to set up (it was a dual cpu, SAS drive, etc etc machine. The whole kit) and it took minutes to boot past the BIOS.

That's what they are referring too. For your average consumer/builder it's still a matter of seconds, but UEFI is still faster than BIOS, has more features, and generally doesn't suck.

One thing BIOS has over UEFI from what I've experienced: Holding down a key in UEFI does not repeat keystrokes, in BIOS it does.
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how does flashing the bios compare to uefi. i bricked one mobo in my lifetime doing a bios flash. the uefi any safer?
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