|10-01-2010, 01:42 PM||#1|
The Dank Side of the Moon
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Device: Kindle2; Galaxy SIII; Xoom; Kindle Fire
Faster booting PCs!
New PCs could start in just seconds, thanks to an update to one of the oldest parts of desktop computers.
The upgrade will spell the end for the 25-year-old PC start-up software known as Bios that initialises a machine so its operating system can get going.
The code was not intended to live nearly this long, and adapting it to modern PCs is one reason they take as long as they do to warm up.
Bios' replacement, known as UEFI, will predominate in new PCs by 2011.
Yes!!! (see link above for full story)
|10-01-2010, 01:51 PM||#2|
You kids get off my lawn!
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Device: Dell Axim, PRS350/650, Nook Glow, PB Touch Lux 623
Wow, that'd be great!
|10-01-2010, 02:24 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Finally made it to Walmart.
Device: PRS 420
JK kenny. It is pretty cool. I am also looking forward to the new USB standards.
|10-01-2010, 02:43 PM||#4|
New Musicians of Bremen
Join Date: Sep 2009
Drivel. The BIOS part of a computer booting is maybe 5 seconds at most. The rest of the boot time comes from the OS and the HD.
|10-01-2010, 02:54 PM||#5|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The Sandwich Isles
Device: Samsung Galaxy Note, Nook HD+
Ok, I just cold booted my netbook, and the BIOS loaded in 4 seconds flat. How is that different from the "handful of seconds" discussed in the article?
|10-01-2010, 03:42 PM||#6|
Man Who Stares at Books
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: 50th State, USA. Also, PA, NY, CA, and elsewhere.
Device: All of the Above
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