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New technology beefs up BIOS

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Intel and Microsoft are preparing a major PC technology change by augmenting basic input/output system (BIOS) software with a new hardware-startup approach called the Extensible Firmware Interface. EFI promises benefits such as accelerating the boot-up process; making it easier to both add improvements to PCs and support peripherals; cutting manufacturing and support costs; and improving remote management of PCs, servers, and networked devices.

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Computer  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 5 )