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So how about that Steam OS

#1CC RicersPosted 12/17/2013 2:54:35 PM
Why does it require a UEFI Bios?
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#2mrCubePosted 12/17/2013 3:22:48 PM
To keep out the peasants obviously
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#3Orestes417Posted 12/17/2013 3:26:02 PM
Probably because virtually every motherboard made in the last 5 years has been UEFI. That and it's a beta image of an OS purpose built for a known baseline machine.
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#4Trance_FanPosted 12/17/2013 3:50:09 PM
CC Ricers posted...
Why does it require a UEFI Bios?


uefi is the future of mobo bios, that's why
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#5SinisterSlayPosted 12/17/2013 3:54:03 PM
It probably works without UEFI as well. I doubt they bothered to change that much about Linux.
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#6Rexdragon125Posted 12/17/2013 4:26:24 PM
I was surprised it supports UEFI at all. I remember the FOSS tinfoil hatters going ape**** bananas about it.
#7Orestes417Posted 12/17/2013 4:30:50 PM
Rexdragon125 posted...
I was surprised it supports UEFI at all. I remember the FOSS tinfoil hatters going ape**** bananas about it.


What you remember is the legal issues around it.
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#8mrCubePosted 12/17/2013 4:54:28 PM
SinisterSlay posted...
It probably works without UEFI as well. I doubt they bothered to change that much about Linux.


All they have to do is package it with a UEFI-only bootloader
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