Unified Extensible Firmware Interface

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Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (or UEFI for short ) is a new type of firmware that was initially designed by Intel (as EFI) mainly for its Itanium based systems. It introduces new ways of booting an OS that is distinct from the commonly used "MBR boot code" method followed for BIOS systems.