UEFI laptops

Brandon Holtsclaw me at brandonholtsclaw.com
Tue Feb 12 01:22:59 UTC 2013

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 5:16 PM, Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:

> Ooh that looks interesting, what makes you think it uses UEFI.  What do
> you think I mean by UEFI laptop?  It's the new firmware to replace BIOS
> with evil DRM.

I think you may be mixing "UEFI" and "Secure boot" up, All Mac's and many
Intel laptops and server boards now use UEFI instead of a traditional BIOS,
actually nearly 100% produced past 2010. The UEFI 2.2 specification adds a
protocol known as Secure boot that does the nasty DRM stuff your
mentioning. Laptops running UEFI 2.2+ and using Secure Boot are what your
on the hunt for.

Brandon Holtsclaw
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