Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Oct 2009 21:45 UTC, submitted by JayDee
Hardware, Embedded Systems Just when you thought you saw it all. So, we all know about Psystar, the two lawsuits between them and Apple, and all the other stuff that's been regurgitated about ten million times on OSNews alone. Well, that little company has taken its business to the next level - by announcing an OEM licensing program.
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RE[4]: What I would like...
by darknexus on Tue 6th Oct 2009 16:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What I would like..."
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

I'll give you that one. Firewire target disk mode is incredibly useful. As more PC's go EFI, you'll see something similar eventually as an EFI module that can be easily installed.


Other PCs using EFI? When's that going to happen while Windows is still the dominant PC os? Legacy BIOS will continue rather than the much better EFI until either Windows loses its dependance on the BIOS or Windows is no longer dominant. Even if EFI were being used, a BIOS support module would still be required, so for most OEMs it's not worth the expense to bother. Can I buy a PC motherboard with EFI yet? I'd sure like to, but they seem rather hard to find.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Legacy BIOS will continue rather than the much better EFI until either Windows loses its dependance on the BIOS or Windows is no longer dominant.


Windows has support for EFI on x86-64 since Windows Vista SP1. The Itanium versions of Windows supported it even earlier (2002).

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RE[6]: What I would like...
by darknexus on Tue 6th Oct 2009 19:11 in reply to "RE[5]: What I would like..."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Correction: It has some support for EFI on x86-64. As for Itanium, how many PCs have that? Even intel themselves have basically dropped it.

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