PC boot-time to speed up

Imagine if you collectively added-up all the time wasted waiting PCs to boot-up! This may seem trivial, but in a school with 1000 students and staff each using computers every day, this could cost 1,500 hours a year! This waste is due to the fact that the BIOS for PCs dates back 25 years. Fotunately, a BOIS replacement, known as UEFI, will find its way into most new PCs by 2011. At start-up, it can take up to 30 seconds before the OS kicks in. With UEFI that can come down to just a few seconds. Every second counts, so for most PC users this will be a most welcome development. Full story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11430069