Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha
i really don't think that's a substantial enough reason to halt progress. And like you said, password
My point is the CMOS definitely looks like an area that you're not meant to access, adding a GUI completely removes that.
Also, lrn2read, I'm not against the UEFI as a whole, I'm against adding the GUI as its just a complete waste of space and is bloat, which is one of the reasons to replace the BIOS, it's like replacing Windows with OS X, sure you get less bloat but you still have bloat.
Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains
My answers are in bold
1) True, but my point still stands, the engine, etc is still as difficult to take apart for someone who isn't interested in cars as ever.
2) Yeah, but I'm willing to bet quite a few people who go into the CMOS will see its not somewhere they're meant to be because its not mouse based, simple, etc, which is my point, adding a GUI defeats that and
makes it more slower for people who are actually meant to be in there to do stuff unless they disable the GUI.
3) True, except I'm assuming that the 5 year old son would think "Wait, I'm not meant to be in here!" with the text based CMOS, but not so much with a GUI added on top.
Originally Posted by DjiXas
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE. DO READ WHAT THE ... BIOS REALLY IS!
1. BIOS != UI
2. There are passwords
3. If kid messes up things anyway, it's bad parenting, they should've teached him not to do that.
Reminds me of this
Lets blame others.
1) Yes, just like how UEFI =/= GUI, as a lot of people who quote my posts in this topic seem to think, I figure its easier to explain if I just say BIOS as if I say CMOS all the time, they might get confused and think I'm talking about physical chips.
2) And they are easily cracked, especially if you are unlucky enough to get a bad battery, do you think the average noob is going to care that his computer resets to defaults every boot, as long as it boots? No.
3) Curiosity, number one reason why most of us are good with computers.