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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Isn't there a number of limitations with traditional BIOS that UEFI is supposed to overcome?

    - limits on code size for the actual BIOS
    - limits on where boot partitions can begin on a physical disk (which I think bootloaders like Grub get around)
    - support for hardware drivers allowing WIMP/GUI interfaces
    - something about memory management and how the first 640k is used
    - something about the system calls available to the OS

    I'm sure there where others. But basically BIOS is 30-something years old and should have been retired along time ago. A bit like PS/2 keyboards/Mice, Parallel Printers and RS232C serial ports (don't why it annoys me when I still see these things on Motherboards despite USB being th defacto standard this pass decade).
    why retire ps/2 keyboards and mice using the usb ports fot a keyboard just feels like a waste to me (and at one point i was running low on usb ports on my home pc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    why retire ps/2 keyboards and mice using the usb ports fot a keyboard just feels like a waste to me (and at one point i was running low on usb ports on my home pc)
    Why not build PC's with more USB ports? Thankfully we've banished PS/2 here so I never have to deal with another bent pin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Why not build PC's with more USB ports? Thankfully we've banished PS/2 here so I never have to deal with another bent pin!
    at the time i had about 8 or as many as the motherboard supported but with printer/scanner/lead for satnav/mouse/keyboard/pen drive/card reader (internal header took 2 ports unly used 1)

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