Linked by Radio on Fri 1st Feb 2013 22:57 UTC
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[2]: not clear where the bug is
by ssokolow on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 06:44 UTC in reply to "RE: not clear where the bug is"
ssokolow
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2010-01-21

Open source software is not the solution to everything. Open source software does not even come remotely close to guaranteeing anything works any better, and in many cases works worse (if it works at all).

If it's not a complete lack of knowledge and/or experience, I seriously don't understand why some people think open source software is some magical thing that somehow makes everything easier and/or better.


They have faith in the idea that there exists a limitless supply of genius problem-solvers who have the patience to solve the problem but not the patience to reverse-engineer object code to figure out what it's doing.

A bit hyperbolic, but I don't think having access to the source ever hurt troubleshooting efforts.

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