With all of the enhancements in systems today it is a suprise that we still have to use the DOS styled BIOS to configure and give our systems the performance edge.
Intel are driving towards having a better BIOS there will be full support within the next Windows Operating system - Vista.
It is also shipping with support in Red Hat Linux. The Evolution of EFI, is now managed by a EFI forum - within this forum is all of the major BIOS players. AMI, Phoenix, Insyde as well as AMD, Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Intel.
Their will be UEFI Specifications avaliable later this year. For more information, visit uefi.org.