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BIOS is like booting into DOS before finally loading into Windows. It just is not necessary nowadays. Just rewrite the whole thing so that it can take advantage of modern technology.
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Might not be a good reason but the UEFI seems too "noob", I prefer looking at a blue screen filled with text. That's what I love about technology, the time when everything becomes all GUI and images, I won't love IT as much.

You can make an UEFI interface look like BIOS...


Question: Why don't you modify the BIOS assembly directly instead of using the text interface?
Question: Do you still exclusively use the OS command line? If no, why not?
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I have to say..I like the BIOS as it is. Simple yet very effective.
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Didn't they say something like this 3 years ago lol ? BIOS still going strong.
I was just about to say the same thing, ill believe it when i see it.
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I for one, welcome our new UEFI overlords.
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What? I like BIOS, why fix something that is not broken????
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it will be dead only to come out again with some new fancy smanchee name..
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post #28 of 166
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Didn't they say something like this 3 years ago lol ? BIOS still going strong.
Yup, and Intel also said they would disable OC'ing on their CPU's.....look how that turned out
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post #29 of 166
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I have to say..I like the BIOS as it is. Simple yet very effective.
BIOS sucks.

1) Waste time waiting for it to complete.
2) Takes companies more work/time in making changes.
3) Greater chances of an update breaking something else.

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it will be dead only to come out again with some new fancy smanchee name..
Dead? It has been used on server motherboard and Macs for years.

Fancy new name? UEFI is the name after Intel handed EFI over to a working group.
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I bet it's got to do with familiarity with BIOS and complexity of UEFI. UEFI more or less adds an additional layer between the hardware and the software by having some sort of graphical representation rather than simple text input/output controls, and when changing something on the BIOS level,it seems like simplicity is better and more reliable, almost like when we were switching from mechanical distributors to electronic control in cars.

At least that's what I think people would be concerned about in going UEFI over BIOS. Of course, I'm probably just projecting.
Yeah i loved to drive my Grandfathers Ford Sierra 1.6 CL (model 87), and later my Hyundai Ascent (model 98). I really miss driving without hydraulic wheel, was some experience. It was drifting on an other level

Oh and i cant wait to see UEFI get finally released. I already asked Asus support if they're will release one for the Crosshair IV, but they dont have official information yet. Not that i have any problem with BIOS but i finally want something new.
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