As a BIOS manufacturer, we often hear and get questions concerning BIOS. For today's post, we decided to round up a few of the most commonly asked questions about BIOS and answer them!
Last week, our own Stefano Righi, Vice President of Utilities R&D at AMI and a member of the UEFI Board of Directors and UEFI Security Response Team, was featured as a guest on "Paul's Security Weekly" vlog, a popular computer security video show hosted on YouTube each week.
Before Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) there was legacy BIOS. You may hear us throwing around the term "legacy BIOS" all the time. Although sometimes we use BIOS and UEFI interchangeably (or sometimes at the same time), the actual term we should be using now is UEFI firmware. UEFI is the successor to legacy BIOS and there's a reason why it is preferred firmware initialization infrastructure.
My car performed an over the air (OTA) update of the infotainment system last week. It was really cool! It was performed when I got home and parked the car. I didn't have to waste time, sitting in traffic, going to the car dealer. There was nothing to plug in or wirelessly connect to. It just updated itself.
Cloud computing has been all the rage in the technology world, but a new way of computing has started to emerge. Could we be looking at at a new technological advancement? Some people certainly believe so. If you haven't heard about edge computing, we're here to give you a simple break down of what it is and why tech companies are working towards providing support for edge computing.
So when you press that power button, what exactly happens? In simple terms, the system is going to go through the boot process, a process that is overseen by the one and only BIOS. It doesn't seem like the system is going through an entire process because it all happens so fast, but within those few seconds, a lot happens. For those curious, we've outlined the basics of what happens in those few seconds between the moment you press the power button and when the operating system start menu welcomes you.