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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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RE[3]: Ah, UEFI
by moondevil on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 15:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ah, UEFI"
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So what?

The PE format was introduced with Windows NT in 1993 before ELF appeared.

The first document describing its format is dated from 1994.

What is the business value for Microsoft to bother to change to ELF?

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