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  • ThinkOutOfTheBox
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    I don't know what EFI has to do wit drugs and if this thread is the right place to open up a discussion for EFI vs traditional BIOS. Afaik Thinkpads support both modes, So it's really no point in discussing it here. Wikipedia has much information on pros and cons for those who are interested.

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  • Jabberwocky
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    Why is BIOS - crap, and why EFI is better?
    It's so much better using Krokodil (Desomorphine), I don't know why people would want to live without it... That's my best attempt at why EFI is better, lets see if our friend has a better explanation

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  • ThinkOutOfTheBox
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    see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified...face#Criticism

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  • brosis
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    Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
    I don't want to use BIOS crap, I want EFI. If EFI doesn't work then I will not buy a Thinkpad.
    Why is BIOS - crap, and why EFI is better?

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  • ThinkOutOfTheBox
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    Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
    I don't want to use BIOS crap, I want EFI. If EFI doesn't work then I will not buy a Thinkpad.
    I see. Well I guess everyone has different priorities and criteria on which to base a purchase decision upon.

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  • darkbasic
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    Originally posted by ThinkOutOfTheBox View Post
    Thinkpads have normal BIOS Fallback mode. There's really no reason to use this UEFI crap.
    I don't want to use BIOS crap, I want EFI. If EFI doesn't work then I will not buy a Thinkpad.

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  • ThinkOutOfTheBox
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    Originally posted by Luke View Post
    I remember a batch of Windows 8/ UEFI Thinkpads that were hardcoded in the firmware to refuse to boot any UEFI image not named either Windows or RHEL. If yours has that issue, rename the Linux boot image to exactly match that used by Red Hat Enterprise Linux and you have them beat
    Thinkpads have normal BIOS Fallback mode. There's really no reason to use this UEFI crap.

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  • nanonyme
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    Originally posted by ThinkOutOfTheBox View Post
    Oh I forgot to add:

    • boot time comparison Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04, Fedora 21


    would be also nice.
    Remember to force Windows 8.1 to actually shutdown instead of that hybrid hibernation thing it does by default if measuring boot times to get a fair comparison

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  • ThinkOutOfTheBox
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    Oh I forgot to add:

    • boot time comparison Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04, Fedora 21


    would be also nice.

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  • MartinN
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    I personally went with the Thinkpad T440 - it's more expandable than the Carbon X1. Can't say your review of the Zenbook didn't influence me in my consideration of what to purchase, but I really wanted a machine that works - and the T440 is just that. Put any distro you want, there's no aspect of the laptop that doesn't work with all of them, right out of the box. The T440 is also pretty sturdy... it's suffered some drops by my kids, nothing happened... plus I got a nice 25% off the listed price on the website due to some work related perks.

    I know the Carbon looks nice, but you may want to consider just going with their T-series.... The only thing that ticked me off is their new touchpad - it's too sturdy to the touch and they've removed the physical left/right click buttons. Other than that, you'd be hard pressed to find a better Linux laptop thank the ThinkPad T series...

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