Intel: We're ending all legacy BIOS support by 2020

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Intel will drop BIOS support as part of a plan to boost UEFI adoption.
November 20, 2017,  By Liam Tung
Intel is working on a plan to remove so-called "last-mile" barriers to killing off legacy BIOS by requiring UEFI Class 3, which doesn't expose legacy BIOS interfaces.
BIOS is the firmware that helped older PCs boot up after powering on and offered a runtime for the operating system and software.
Today's computers come with UEFI or the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, but have included BIOS support for cases where people use software that depends on 16-bit BIOS, which can be enabled though the Compatibility Support Module (CSM).
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