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Indeed. BIOS isn't perfect but it's small and simple and provides enough to boot an OS, whereas UEFI looks more like an attempt to create another OS to run before the main one. It's a great example of design-by-committee and second-system-syndrome.

Linus' rants on this topic are always worth a read: https://yarchive.net/comp/linux/efi.html

See also Mathew Garrett's rant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2aq5M3Q76U

That was actually quite informative, thanks for the link.

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