By Deane Barker on February 24, 2003

From Intel is planning to kill BIOS with EFI — Extensible Firmware Interface:

“EFI is a tiny operating system in its own right, freed from the constraints of the BIOS. … it can run with a proper graphical user interface, rather than the blocky text-only interface. EFI also has its own networking, so it can be used for remote diagnostics.”