chabowski
By: chabowski

April 7, 2017 5:44 am

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Revolutionizing ARM Technology: x86_64 Option ROM on AArch64

The following article has been contributed by Alexander Graf, Principal Software Engineer at SUSE.       Every piece of hardware, every electronic device comes with so-called firmware–software that is deeply embedded in the piece of hardware, that provides the low-level control program for the device, and that is necessary to get the “machine to […]

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Drew
By: Drew

April 25, 2016 9:17 am

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Comparison of UEFI and BIOS – from an operating system perspective

In a recent blog I discussed the transition from BIOS (Basic Input Output System) to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware from a hardware perspective. In this blog I’ll address the comparison from the operating system perspective. There is a definite overlap between each …

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Drew
By: Drew

April 25, 2016 8:58 am

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Comparison of UEFI and BIOS – from a hardware perspective

For the past several years, x86 hardware systems (including desktops, laptops, workstations and servers) have been transitioning from BIOS-based (Basic Input Output System-based) to UEFI-based (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface-based) firmware interfaces. This firmware interface is usually just called “system firmware.” It is the initial code that recognizes the hardware components in the system and initializes …

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