[LinuxBIOS] Intel Asks for Opinions on EFI, BIOS/Firmware in a Survey
Ronald G Minnich
rminnich at lanl.gov
Tue Aug 1 05:21:30 CEST 2006
Bari Ari wrote:
> Intel has a BIOS survey at: http://developer.intel.com/sites/developer/
> Take the BIOS/Firmware Survey. Give us your opinions on BIOS/Firmware
> Here's a way to send a message to Intel about what BIOS developers think
> of EFI.
I love advertisements concealed as polls:
Are you aware the industry is in the midst of moving from legacy BIOS to
and there's no selections for linuxbios. What a joke.
It gets better:
EFI/UEFI:The EFI specification defines a new model for the interface
between operating systems and platform firmware. The interface consists
of data tables that contain platform-related information, plus boot and
runtime service calls that are available to the operating system and its
loader. Together, these provide a standard environment for booting an
operating system and running pre-boot applications."
No mention of DRM hooks. hmm.
oh yeah, it's so great that we have to conceal an ad as a poll. What a
"Which company is leading the industry in terms of EFI/UEFI…"
There's no "I really don't care" button.
Betcha they want to pick intel.
This is great. These are "questions"
EFI/UEFI creates efficiency
EFI/UEFI is flexible
EFI/UEFI is scalable
EFI/UEFI saves money
EFI/UEFI saves time
Here's a dead giveaway:
Which CPU are you currently using?
Intel® Celeron D
Intel® Celeron M
Intel® Core™ Duo Processors
Intel® Itanium® 2
Intel® Pentium D
Intel® Pentium M
Since there's only one type of AMD cpu, right? And you only get *one*
And, still better:
Would you like to be contacted to participate in further Intel related
Yes - I would like to be contacted to participate in further Intel
related research activities.
Wow, these guys are smooth, eh? I would never have guessed that this was
a fake poll.
To be honest, I doubt very much what Intel cares about what people think
of efi, but go ahead and take the poll -- you never know.
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