Matthew Garrett wrote:
Good info on the Vaio Z-series. Out of curiosity, is there a UEFI shell/console accessible on the Acer One? Or is this permanently in legacy BIOS compatibility mode? Dont know if you actually know or have access to the hardware...On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:07:44PM -0500, Brian Maly wrote:All UEFI systems Ive worked with boot incredibly fast. And further the Intel Moblin V2 Core's feature Fastboot on top of being UEFI (read the specs on this hardware). Further, all LinuxBIOS systems Ive worked with boot just as fast. Its not smoke and mirrors. Systems are completely capable of booting this quickly. Believe what you want though.The latest Vaio Z-series machines have an Insyde H2O UEFI firmware with BIOS compatibility. The boot time is not noticably faster. I /believe/ that the Aspire One is based on the same platform, so is technically an EFI machine - however, there doesn't appear to be any means of actually booting through it (rather than the compatibility layer) so the difference is pretty academic.