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Sun Dec 9 17:34:17 CET 2012

"*The UEFI Shell requires no platform-level customization. It requires no
drivers beyond those included in the shipping system. This means as the UEFI
Shell is used it becomes less and less likely to be the culprit of bugs
introduced as a part of the system. It becomes an island of consistency in
an ocean of variability.*"

Hmmmm, so the UEFI shell is useful because it is remains stable when
everything underneath it gets switched out for every new piece of hardware
it runs on? Gee, that only sounds like every useful OS and shell I've ever
heard of. How novel! PI* at it's best, eh?

*PI is EFI lingo for "Platform Innovation"

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 9:48 AM, ron minnich <rminnich at> wrote:

> "The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Shell is designed
> for programmers who are writing automation process software for
> computer-based equipment. Traditionally this software was based on
> various DOS family operating systems that were popular during the
> 1980s. While the processes may vary from hardware validation to
> software testing to manufacturing, the basics of automation are the
> same. The UEFI Shell provides a modern base to the traditional
> commands common to any operating system. It does so in many cases in
> the words that the programmers speak, even if they at times speak
> different languages."
> Yep, it's really an operating system now. This is all quite unbelievable
> ...
> ron
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