Linked by Gregory on Sat 26th Feb 2011 16:51 UTC
Intel "Intel is pleased to announce the BIOS Implementation Test Suite, a bootable pre-OS environment for testing BIOSes and in particular their initialization of Intel processors, hardware, and technologies. BITS can verify your BIOS against many Intel recommendations. In addition, BITS includes Intel's official reference code as provided to BIOS, which you can use to override your BIOS's hardware initialization with a known-good configuration, and then boot an OS."
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Also, I don't think you read all the things this is claiming to be capable of doing, like altering the settings made by the BIOS, and not being a binary blob soldered to your motherboard.
Seriously, just because that's the intended purpose doesn't mean that's the only possible use.

GNU Screen was originally intended to add the ability to run multiple programs while on a single serial terminal, but today it's mostly used for its ability to detach and continue running, and it's also been the inspiration for a number of 'run and detach' programs.

In any case, the code looks greatly interesting.

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