Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Nov 2013 23:28 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
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A couple nights ago I was looking over the UEFI spec, and I realized it shouldn't be too hard to write UEFI applications in Rust. It turns out, you can, and here I will tell you how.

Language gets me giddy, but thank god lots of other people get giddy over stuff like this.

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RE: My problem with UEFI..
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 20th Nov 2013 07:52 UTC in reply to "My problem with UEFI.."
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

If you look at the technical side of things, UEFI, is light years better. BIOS is kind of held together by bailing wire, gum, and electrical tape. But, its old as dirt so everyone knows how to deal with it. UEFI, is just staring to get seriously used, and has a low barrier to entry ( as evidenced by this article). So its going to take a while for people to figure out how to do it right, and problems to avoid. I only know a little of the software side, not sure how complex it is hardware wise, but it is different. I have not otherwise heard of problems with UEFI boards hardware. Mostly just stupid implementations, like the Samsung bug that allowed you to brick it by writing a variable to UEFI memory.

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RE[2]: My problem with UEFI..
by Lennie on Wed 20th Nov 2013 09:05 in reply to "RE: My problem with UEFI.."
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2007-09-22

Well, not really better.

More modern.

It would be better if the UEFI implementations didn't suck so bad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2aq5M3Q76U

Most of them are based on old versions of the same buggy implementation.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Kind of how a macbook pro isn't "better" than an Amiga 500, just more "modern"? I guess so.

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