The prototype device is also said to boot using an Extensible Firmware Interface
(EFI), similar to Apple's Intel-based Macs, which the report speculated could be an ARM-powered MacBook convertible.
In its research, Duo Security looked at the versions of a type of software known as the extensible firmware interface
(EFI) on a large population of Apple Mac computers currently in use.
Also includes support for Master Boot Record (MBR) and GUID Partition Table (GPT), BIOS and Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
(UEFI), and WIMBoot.
At SoftIron selected ASSET s SourcePoint, the development unit chose ASSET s SourcePoint debugge as it provides developers visibility into code execution from the point where the system is reset through the execution of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
Computers labeled "Windows 8-Ready" contain a new motherboard component--Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
(UEFI) Secure Boot--that must be turned off or it will only boot the latest versions of certain Linux distros.
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
(UEFI) Forum has expanded UEFI technology into a variety of non-traditional industry sectors.
Microsoft requires manufacturers to install the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
) secure boot' mechanism, which replaces the traditional BIOS (Basic Input Output System),aon all computers running Windows 8.
As a security measure, Windows 8 uses the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
(UEFI) instead of the older BIOS software that earlier PCs used to control basic system functions.
Microsoft will require that new PCs bearing the Windows 8 logo use a new boot solution called Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
(UEFI), which will significantly improve the boot process and experience.
Software developer of data backup, disaster recovery and data migration solutions, Paragon Software Group (PSG), on Tuesday announced a new application designed to manage, backup and restore data on Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
(UEFI)-based computers and servers called Paragon uEFI iSCSI Target.