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 Post subject: x86 and the classic BIOS - alive and well in 2018
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:11 pm 
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https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/news/a ... -ces-2018/

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 Post subject: Re: x86 and the classic BIOS - alive and well in 2018
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:37 pm 
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Everyone is moving to uefi now, it is a matter of time. Most systems are hybrid between classic and UEFI.
UEFI has lot of adv.-s including 32-bit memory for loading drivers and option ROMs into memory.
Written mostly in C, offers faster development.

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 Post subject: Re: x86 and the classic BIOS - alive and well in 2018
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I imagine BIOS will stick around for a while as it becomes cheap enough to stuff into embedded platforms and SoCs but for general purpose computing I'd be surprised if a single BIOS only board has been manufactured in years.


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 Post subject: Re: x86 and the classic BIOS - alive and well in 2018
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:45 pm 
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Glad to see the good old BIOS alive and well. :D
It is easy and cheap to implement, well known to developers... seems like a reasonable choice.
Currently I'm in the market for an embedded x86 system and this seems like a possible candidate (including UDOO x86 and UDOO bolt).

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