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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In this case it is a paid developer. Garrett worked for Red Hat until recently and he is the one in charge of uEFI for Linux. Its not just the driver that needs to be open source, but the BIOS too. Thats the whole point to UEFI. To standardize the way these machines work so its not just a guessing game.

But as a Linux hater you missed the point completely. Open source isn't magically less buggy. It also doesn't magically grow developers. But it does allow you to fix what is broken. Whens the last time you were able to patch Windows to fix a bug on your own. Oh thats right, NEVER!

Edited 2013-02-02 21:12 UTC

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