Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Nov 2017 21:42 UTC
Intel

Computer users of a certain age will remember BIOS as ubiquitous firmware that came loaded on PCs. It was the thing you saw briefly before your operating system loaded, and you could dig into the settings to change your computer's boot order, enable or disable some features, and more.

Most modern PCs ship with UEFI instead. But most also still have a "legacy BIOS" mode that allows you to use software or hardware that might not be fully compatible with UEFI.

In a few years that might not be an option anymore: Intel has announced plans to end support for legacy BIOS compatibility by 2020.

This most certainly affects many older operating systems - especially older hobby and alternative operating systems that were never updated with UEFI support.

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RE: Most should be okay
by flanque on Tue 21st Nov 2017 09:56 UTC in reply to "Most should be okay"
flanque
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Bit of a shame really.. feels like loosing a loved pet and all you're left with are memories.

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