I know this is Slashdot, and that we don't like to RTFA, but please give it at least a glance before replying.
The guy says that he doesn't necessarily think BIOS-based OS is for everybody, and that some people (including him!) will go with a standard setup in this future scenario.
Slashdot people may think they're ordinary users, but that just ain't true. This guy is talking about a whole different class of users in the article.
Plus, bear in mind that Slashdot has a habit of trashing new and interesting technology. It was probably the only site to trash the iPod when it was released. And whatever happened to that?
Ma Bell is a mean mother!