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    The BBC News website has an interesting article on the "Unified Extensible Firmware Interface" (how long did it take the manufacturers to think up that one?) which is due to replace the BIOS on new PCs "real soon now". I suppose UEFI gets pronounced Yoo-Fee ?

    (I must say that I was amazed when pressing F10 at boot time on my Dell PowerEdge T610 server last week to find that something called UEFI was already there, although at the time I didn't realise its significance...)
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    Hi BATcher,

    I've heard rumblings about UEFI. How does it differ from what we have seen in BIOS?
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    Thanks BATcher for the link. I read the article. Very interesting. It will be great to have quicker boots. My iMac uses EFI to start OS X Snow Leopard, and startup is pretty quick compared to BIOS equipped PCs. I bet your Dell boots faster too.
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    See Wikipedia - Extensible Firmware Interface for more details.

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