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Don't really see why some people can't see the advantage in UEFI, even though they only mentioned the basic visible effects of this new firmware, it opens alot more potential, most we probably wont ever notice.
What do we even have in our PC's that still dates back 20 - 30 years, it's time to move on, move away from old legacy code.
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You completely missed the point of UEFI, the motherboard makers can still put all those options in there, the GUI thing is optional.
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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.
I guess you both have missed my point.

I have a UEFI motherboard. It's got a simple menu, press one button for standard speed, another for a mild overclock and another for a higher OC.

As for the network/corporate uses for UEFI, I think it's amazing. For the end user, what does UEFI offer? Mostly nothing.

I leave my computers on 24/7, the extra boot speed means nothing. >2TB support... cant' be added to a traditional BIOS?

Anyways, whatever. I use the BIOS/UEFI on my system a few times when I configure it then I don't ever see it again.

What's the point of it? It makes it more simple to use.

Is that a bad thing? No.

A BIOS by any other name.... guess what? It's still a BIOS. Just because they added a pretty interface or simplified it or desire to call it something different doesn't change the fact that without it, there is no way for the hardware to initialize.
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I rather have the BIOS than the stupid looking UEFI. An average user couldn't care less even...
    
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I rather have the BIOS than the stupid looking UEFI. An average user couldn't care less even...
I think you mean 'could care less'.

Anyways, I really don't care either way. If I can still manually overclock and easily navigate the UEFI, I welcome it. I guess its like XP vs 7, same OS, 7 being updated with new and improved features, better GUI, and rocksolid like XP.
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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.
....the server market is exactly where you find EFI/UEFI for the last decade!!!!!!


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I have a board with UEFI. Its really the same as a bios in nearly every respect. The post time on it is the same as any motherboard I have had.
No, it's not. It appears to be the same to you.

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So.. (genuine question) .. what else is there?

Slightly faster boots, mouse support/GUI, 3TB drive support. Anything else, relevant to a home user?
Cheaper/faster/easier/less buggy development.

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I rather have the BIOS than the stupid looking UEFI. An average user couldn't care less even...
...that's because you don't understand what BIOS or UEFI is.

What you see is NOT the BIOS. It is the GUI to modify the BIOS. The same GUI has been done for UEFI as well. The BIOS is the underlying legacy code that is shoe-stringed together over the last 3 decades.
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I think you mean 'could care less'.
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I think you mean 'could care less'.
Think about that for a second...
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Judging by the article source, I bet HP has money invested in this new tech

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I think you mean 'could care less'.
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Judging by the article source, I bet HP has money invested in this new tech
EFI is 13 years old and UEFI is an industry standard that everyone agrees upon.
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It makes me sad to think I'm going to be buying the 990FXA-UD5 with only a hybrid bios for Bulldozer. Hurry up and make something equivalent/better than the 990FXA-UD5 Asus at the same or less expensive price or gimme a UEFI BIOS gigabyte!!!
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