Originally Posted by xenophobe
It's a BIOS with training wheels! Yay!
UEFI vs old BIOS? I don't particularly care. I've got 20+ years of being accustomed to a standard BIOS menu. Making it graphically pretty for a home user? Mostly irrelevant. For industry use, I'm sure it will be a godsend.
I wonder how many people on OCN would cry if we still had to configure memory addresses, IRQs and manage conflicts.
It's amazing how people have turned from tech-head geeks to whomever could spend the most money to plug and play a system.... the enthusiast market sure has changed in the last two decades.
UEFI doesn't prevent any of that.. UEFI has the same exact stuff you would find in any BIOS from the last ten years. What makes UEFI nice is it's support of GPT, which allows the use of drives greater than 2TB , slightly faster boot times, CPU-independent architecture and drivers, and a GUI interface. If you don't like using the mouse, you can still navigate around with the keyboard and use it like any other regular BIOS. UEFI is by no means a "downgrade" vs BIOS, instead its the same tried and tested BIOS with new improvements for today's hardware. Nothing is missing, but a lot of new, and useful stuff added.Edited by konoii - 8/18/11 at 2:55am