EFI onto motherboard?
Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:07 PM
Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:57 PM
This is the so-called "modern day BIOS" for those who come into this thread. Eventually it will be the replacement for the traditional BIOS, but that isn't going to happen for a long while yet.
Any support that is going to be added will most likely only be present on the board from the outset, as it's an entirely new thing and I would be very surprised if it ends up on legacy hardware.
Posted 29 December 2010 - 06:32 AM
In July 2005, Intel ceased development of the EFI spec at version 1.10, and contributed it to the Unified EFI Forum, which has evolved the specification as the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). The original EFI spec remains owned by Intel, which exclusively provides licenses for EFI-based products, but the UEFI spec is owned by the Forum, not Intel .
Version 2.1 of the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) specification was released on January 7, 2007. It added cryptography, network authentication, and the User Interface Architecture (Human Interface Infrastructure in UEFI). As of October 2010[update], the latest version of the UEFI specification is 2.3.
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