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Hardware, Embedded Systems The title is pretty much self-explanatory - oh UEFI. "You can read more of what is known at H-Online, but the short summary is this: Samsung's UEFI implementation appears to be faulty. It was most likely tested with Windows only and found to work, but thorough testing with other operating systems doesn't appear to have been a priority - or perhaps a consideration at all. At present, the bug appears to affect Samsung 530U3C, 300E5C, NP700Z5C, NP700Z7C, and NP900X4C series laptops; if you have one of those laptops, we recommend you exercise extreme caution if you have a need to boot into a Linux environment."
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by moondevil on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 08:40 UTC in reply to "Ah, UEFI"
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While people like to finger pointing to Microsoft, the company is no different than any other corporation.

Since 1999 I work for multinational enterprises and I have learned that you only interoperate if it is really required to do so. You don't do that to be nice.

There are several design choices which make no sense otherwise, such as the use of PE executables

Why don't they make sense? When Microsoft created them, each platform had their own format, most of them didn't support dynamic linking and resource embedding.

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