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+ - Is EFI just a DRM BIOS? ->

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shadowmage13
shadowmage13 writes "This recent post estimates that uEFI will replace BIOS in the next three years. This isn't breaking news, but should we be concerned? EFI could be considered a "DRM BIOS" because its control system may give it power over your OS and fully-free BIOS projects would be useless since they would require proprietary binary-only code to run on EFI. Linus Torvals has said it would add more complexity without any real advantages, and he refers to it as "this other Intel brain-damage (the first one being ACPI)"."
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Is EFI just a DRM BIOS?

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