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Building a Windows 8 Home Server: Configuring Your UEFI Motherboard

As a consumer, over the last 20 years of computing, you’d probably find it difficult to articulate the key developments in BIOS development. BIOS engineering (Basic Input Output System – the low-level code that starts up and manages the running of your hardware) doesn’t get a lot of headlines, and in truth, whilst BIOS code has improved over the years, it’s not the most fascinating. It all looks like DOS, and therefore must be a bit cheesy, right?

Until now. UEFI is here! That’s right, Unified Extensible Firmware Interface has replaced the BIOS in modern PCs. Let’s take a look.

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Could HP Be Planning a More Powerful ProLiant MicroServer?

You’ve seen the HP ProLiant MicroServer by now. It’s taken a grip of the home and small business server market for sure this year, courtesy of the original N36L in 2010 and refreshed N40L model this year. But look carefully at HP’s Maintenance and Service Guide for the MicroServer, and you’ll see the company has apparently been testing a much more powerful version of the model.
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