Technology That Makes Computers Boot Up In Seconds

Posted by Amar on January - 6 - 2011

A common problem computer user around the world face is that most home computers take a long time to boot up. Now, one can hope to get over that problem, with scientists having invented a technology that will help a computer reduce its start-up is drastically. With the 25-year-old BIOS (Basic Input/output System) technology making way for a new start up software named UEFI, the next generations of computers are set to boot up with in just a few seconds.

The traditional BIOS technology, which has been to boot up computers for the last two decades and a half, was never designed to last long as it has. The old technology is one of the reasons behind computers taking so long to get up and running. By contrast, the UEFI- which stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface – has been built to meet modern computing needs, and will soon be the pre-eminent technology in most new computers, enabling them to go from “off” to “on” in seconds.

BIOS technology has barely changed since the early days of mass computing, and currently, the system struggles to cope with modern computing evolutions, such as USB connected keyboards or flash drives. UEFI is more adaptable system that can cope with keyboards and peripherals being connected to different ports. The new technology could also be used to support the next generation of touch screens and natural gesture interfaces.

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