Bye-Bye to BIOS?

Phoenix rolls tool to push its next-generation ‘CSS’ firmware replacement technology.

Phoenix rolls tool to push its next-generation ‘CSS’ firmware replacement technology. Traditional BIOS (define) — the firmware that’s used to cold-start a PC before the operating system kicks in — could go the way of the 5-1/4-inch floppy, if Phoenix Technologies has its way.

As part of the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) taking place in San Francisco this week, the company is touting its strategic plan, unveiled last September, to replace BIOS with next-generation firmware it’s calling the “core systems software,” or CSS. [Read More]

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