Readers Respond: Microsoft Shuts Windows on New PC Firmware

Readers respond to the eWEEK article, "Microsoft Shuts Windows on New PC Firmware."

I read John G. Spooners article on UEFI ("Microsoft Shuts Windows on New PC Firmware," March 20) with great interest because my future as a computer user is already harnessed to this emerging firmware standard.

I wasnt terribly surprised to see yet another item dropped from the list of Vista technologies and implementations. … I was, however, surprised by the quote attributed to Intels Mike Richmond: "Nobody is going to build a system that just boots [using] EFI for a long time." The basis of the surprise is that Apple is already building several such systems, and, to top it off, it is using Intel chips to do it.

Martin Maher