is this true

David Vincent dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca
Wed Sep 28 00:01:39 UTC 2011


Ah, well that's an onion in the ointment then. :)

d

On 09/27/2011 04:15 PM, Deryl R. Doucette wrote:
> Actually UEFI is meant to replace the BIOS by containing all functionality currently handled by BIOSes, and extending its capabilities.
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> Deryl R. Doucette
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> "Boring exercises absolutely kill any desire to program, while the perfect exercise creates an itch the new programmer can't help but scratch." - Chris Pine : Learn to Program
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> "Programming is like Sex: One mistake and you're supporting it for the rest of your life." - Unknown Author
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> On 2011-09-27, at 7:05 PM, David Vincent wrote:
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>> What would it really take? Probably a small Linux utility to generate the right keys and then a BIOS utility to import them off a USB drive, much like my ASUS motherboard BIOS reads BIOS updates.
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>> I'm not too worried at this point.
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>> I understand why Microsoft wants to do this, and it makes sense - for them.
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>> It could create a new class of workstations for business which come with this UEFI feature in the BIOS much like the TPM chips while regular grey-box systems don't get it. I could see this as an option businesses would pay for.
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>> -d
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>> On 09/27/2011 03:57 PM, Chris wrote:
>>> If enough people return their new non working computers due to being
>>> locked out at bios.
>>> They might eventually get the message.




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