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Once I spend 2 mins in the bios I can navigate it with ease... I don't see this as that much of an improvement as 99% of people should never change any of those settings
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This is a good article on why EFI will be needed soon :

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/sto...b-hard-disks/1
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All of you out there saying they like BIOS as it is have NO IDEA WHAT BIOS REALLY IS! BIOS is NOT the text based interface you see when you press DEL on boot. BIOS is the code that is actually used to initialize the hardware and start the software. BIOS is invisible, that text based thing you use to OC IS A GUI, it is not BIOS. BIOS is a terribly complicated patchwork of code that is so old most people reading this thread were stains in their daddies underwear when BIOS came into use. Classic arguments from BIOS supporters who know nothing; "BIOS is simple and effective", no, BIOS is more complicated than you can possibly imagine and it is most likely the single LEAST effective thing in your pc, "If it isn't broke don't fix it", news for ya buddy, BIOS is broke, within the year there will be harddrives that will BIOS will not be able to boot from, BIOS only works because coders with far more skill than you have cobbled together patches and outright hacks to fool BIOS into doing things it shouldn't be capable of, "I like the way it looks now" as said before, BIOS is invisible, but if you like the text based interface then you can change UEFI to look like that.
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post #84 of 166
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Originally Posted by cl04k3d View Post
I have heard this same story over and over again and yet all boards still use bios.

People always feel like they need to update things, even things that need no update. Probably was some queer said OOOH LETS MAKE BIOS LOOK ALL PRETTY!
honestly the UEFI on the laptop of mine looks like crap, think of a windows window with the + and stuff at the left. it looks like garbage. i want a BIOS, SOMETHING THAT IS REAL.
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All of you out there saying they like BIOS as it is have NO IDEA WHAT BIOS REALLY IS! BIOS is NOT the text based interface you see when you press DEL on boot. BIOS is the code that is actually used to initialize the hardware and start the software. BIOS is invisible, that text based thing you use to OC IS A GUI, it is not BIOS. BIOS is a terribly complicated patchwork of code that is so old most people reading this thread were stains in their daddies underwear when BIOS came into use. Classic arguments from BIOS supporters who know nothing; "BIOS is simple and effective", no, BIOS is more complicated than you can possibly imagine and it is most likely the single LEAST effective thing in your pc, "If it isn't broke don't fix it", news for ya buddy, BIOS is broke, within the year there will be harddrives that will BIOS will not be able to boot from, BIOS only works because coders with far more skill than you have cobbled together patches and outright hacks to fool BIOS into doing things it shouldn't be capable of, "I like the way it looks now" as said before, BIOS is invisible, but if you like the text based interface then you can change UEFI to look like that.

Thank you. Basically, all argument against UEFI boil down to.... "I want to be elitest."

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honestly the UEFI on the laptop of mine looks like crap, think of a windows window with the + and stuff at the left. it looks like garbage. i want a BIOS, SOMETHING THAT IS REAL.
That's just a GUI.... the BIOS is in assembly.
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Thank you. Basically, all argument against UEFI boil down to.... "I want to be elitest ignorant ."

Fixed it for ya
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ok then i love the gui because uefi looks like garbage
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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.
same here
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Bah, I say bring on the new tech. I don't know much about BIOS vs. UEFI, but some respectable people here are saying it's more stable and a well-needed refresh from what's on the market now. I'll be getting one of these mobos when they come out. Let's let progress take its course shall we? It's not like we're losing the ability to overclock.
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Theres nothing stopping them putting a nice blue text screen on UEFI. BIOS (Basic Input Output System) is just the code underneath the pretty blue screen that makes everything work. Replacing it with UEFI is a good idea because maintaining 20+ year old legacy asm is a serious PITA.

Thinks of it like buying a really old car that you love everything about except the crap old engine design. So you replace the old engine (BIOS) with a nice shiny new one (UEFI) but everything else is the same. SO the only difference you can tell unless you look under the hood is that it performs better.

The interface can stay the same if you/they want.
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