Starts out rubbing me wrong & continues
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Subject: Starts out rubbing me wrong & continues
Date: 5/24/2005 8:26:00 AM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Bye Bye BIOS posted by
While their visions of the future of computing differed significantly - from a global network of thin desktop clients and massive servers, to a wireless collaborative network of pocket-sized media providers - their agendas all contained one common aspect. They would all replace the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), which for the past 24 years has been the crank-start motor for every x86 computer ever built.
You can not take my power away from me
(thin desktop clients and massive servers)
ya they tried this before.
What gets me is the fact that they skipped past & have already broke the BIOS screen & from the article it was on purpose. Since the addition of power saving Monitors the BIOS screen is almost impossible to read on some MoBo's. Like useful info from video cards, chipset numbers, CPU speed, amount of RAM & there speed.
They did the graphicly screen years ago that summed up much info & what devices were active & you could pause that screen & check it out. Since then they added all the IRQ info at first there was not many IRQ's to report. Later with more IRQ's which pushs the graphical screen up & there is no way built in to catch that screen. Sometimes you can lose the IRQ's too, besides later you can miss any boot menu screens to. Which I get two of when I boot win 98 now.
These companies can not get this right how are they going to change & add more stuff & get that right ?. POST also lets us know if RAM is plugged in or the video card or LoL the CPU is missing,
I dont know about anyone else but I still use my parrellel port (laser printer) & one serial port PIC (micro controller programer).
Too me this is a wait & see project & I dont trust them. Anyone else ?.
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