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Linus Torvalds: EFI sucks

May 09, 2012, 10:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Linus Torvalds)

I had an old Mac Mini that simply absolutely would not install any of the newer Linux distributions, because they now support that abomination called EFI - and while EFI tries to be a "better BIOS", it's actually worse in just about all respects.

(Honesty in advertising: EFI does have one improvement in the form of support for GPT. But it would have been so infinitely much better if it had just done so with the old odd - but tested - BIOS interfaces rather than making up its own complicated interfaces that nobody seems to get right).

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