[LinuxBIOS] xp booting

Stefan Reinauer stepan at openbios.org
Fri Apr 7 18:32:28 CEST 2006

* Ronald G Minnich <rminnich at lanl.gov> [060407 16:38]:
> >>"Macs use an ultra-modern industry standard technology called EFI to
> >>handle booting. Sadly, Windows XP, and even the upcoming Vista, are
> >>stuck in the 1980s with old-fashioned BIOS. But with Boot Camp, the
> >>Mac can operate smoothly in both centuries."
> I read that too. Pretty funny, once you start looking at EFI code ...

The really ultra-modern innovative part - and the only one that was not
coped by IEEE 1275-1994 (yeah last century) - was the intellectual
property closed source thingie.

The good thing is nobody except Intel and Apple are supporting EFI
actively yet.


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