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Originally Posted by xenophobe View Post
lol

lolwut?

You're arguing semantics.
This is not the actual BIOS. BIOS is not the UI. It is beyond what the limited options the user can interact with. This is just the CMOS setup.



Please don't make yourself look foolish by arguing with someone like Duckie when it comes to computer hardware design/engineering.
Edited by Riou - 8/20/11 at 7:37pm
post #82 of 101
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Originally Posted by RaBidRaBit View Post
Who cares, you ask.

My answer is that people who prefer to actually understand how things work instead of having everything dumbed down for the least intelligent amongst us would be the people who "care".

This is like saying that chefs at restaurants have been replaced by the menus. This doesn't matter to the average patron, they will get their meal either way, personally I prefer to be aware of and understand the reality of the situation.
Exaggerated i would say. You sound like your talking about software overclocking.

The uefi is not so dumbed down as you describe you still have the same options as the original bios but it is more user friendly. I also highly doubt any of us have had much trouble navigating through the old bios, Its not rocket science, It has been around a long time and it certainly does not take a high level of inteligence to navigate through it. Uefi is not a dumb persons overclocking hero , It is merly a more user friendly tool that is better and more interesting to navigate through not to mention much better on the eye.

Weather we like it or not its here to stay and we can wave goodbye to the crappy old commodore 64 style user interface, Times have changed and so has the way we navigate through the uefi, cough cough i mean bios.
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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.
Yes all mighty.
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post #84 of 101
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Exaggerated i would say. You sound like your talking about software overclocking.

The uefi is not so dumbed down as you describe you still have the same options as the original bios but it is more user friendly. I also highly doubt any of us have had much trouble navigating through the old bios, Its not rocket science, It has been around a long time and it certainly does not take a high level of inteligence to navigate through it. Uefi is not a dumb persons overclocking hero , It is merly a more user friendly tool that is better and more interesting to navigate through not to mention much better on the eye.

Weather we like it or not its here to stay and we can wave goodbye to the crappy old commodore 64 style user interface, Times have changed and so has the way we navigate through the uefi, cough cough i mean bios.
You completely misunderstood what I said. I didn't say that UEFI was dumbed down. I was saying that the article was dumbed down for dumb people.
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post #85 of 101
It looks like the term "BIOS" is not going away any time soon. I find myself saying "UEFI BIOS", when actually I guess I should just be saying UEFI to describe the boot strap code that tells the PC what to do in my M5A97. I think the term "BIOS" is going to remain as a generic term for the boot strap code regardless of what is changed, kind of like how "SkiDoo" is a generic term for a snowmobile.
    
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post #86 of 101
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It looks like the term "BIOS" is not going away any time soon. I find myself saying "UEFI BIOS", when actually I guess I should just be saying UEFI to describe the boot strap code that tells the PC what to do in my M5A97. I think the term "BIOS" is going to remain as a generic term for the boot strap code regardless of what is changed, kind of like how "SkiDoo" is a generic term for a snowmobile.
We should maybe call it LBIOS, "Less Basic Input/Output System".
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Anyone else go to grab the mouse when you get into the bios of your friends old computer, Then you remember, Damn no mouse in BIOS... lol
Tell me I'm not alone in this.
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This is not the actual BIOS. BIOS is not the UI. It is beyond what the limited options the user can interact with. This is just the CMOS setup.



Please don't make yourself look foolish by arguing with someone like Duckie when it comes to computer hardware design/engineering.
/facepalm

Okey dokey petunia. Or should I call you daffodil?

Even though they're both flowers, they're both unrelated.

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/facepalm

Okey dokey petunia. Or should I call you daffodil?

Even though they're both flowers, they're both unrelated.

It's more like calling your monitor the graphics card simply because that's what you actually look at.
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^ Nice analogy.
    
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