On Tue, 30 Jun 2020 at 17:26, Adam Williamson <adamwill@fedoraproject.org> wrote:
On Tue, 2020-06-30 at 16:23 +0200, Marcin Juszkiewicz wrote:
> W dniu 30.06.2020 o 15:34, Jóhann B. Guðmundsson pisze:
> > Given Hans proposal [1] introduced systemd/grub2/Gnome upstream
> > changes it beg the question if now would not be the time to stop
> > supporting booting in legacy bios mode and move to uefi only
> > supported boot which has been available on any common intel based x86
> > platform since atleast 2005.
> Will you provide replacement for laptop I bought in 2013? Still has some
> use, runs Fedora 31 just fine. BIOS mode only.
> My other PC at home is BIOS mode only too. Sure, it is FX-6300 so quite
> old but with some hard drives and 16GB of ram it has a use.

I'm also still using a laptop from 2010:


it has outlived one 'replacement' so far, and my 3.5 year old XPS 13
(9360 gen) recently stopped booting so unless I can fix that, it will
have outlived two...

it has no UEFI support either.

HP EliteBook 8570p here. A perfectly capable machine, great for coding, allowing up to 16GB RAM. I wouldn't just wave off any machine from around 2010-2012, because many are quite sturdy and still useful.

The other thing is virtualization as many have mentioned. It defaults to BIOS, because it Just Works. I think the idea to get rid of the legacy "burden" of BIOS is a good one in the long-term, but I don't think the ecosystem is ready for it yet :(.