On Sat, Dec 31, 2022 at 4:11 PM Dan Cross <crossd@gmail.com> wrote:

I'm going to push back on this slightly: UEFI+ACPI get a bad rap
because, well, they're really pretty bad. Oh sure, some things are
reasonable: the ACPI table formats aren't awful. But I've been inside
a couple of these now and phew golly, they stink pretty badly. 
Fair enough.   UEFI+ACPI started from BIOS and really should have been a full re-think and write by senior OS people. 

It was not.   The problem for us techies, is that doing that was not going to save or make anyone $s.
The problem for management was they wanted to keep the old BIOS around (that's what the customer wanted - cheapest path forward) and unless there was a reason to break from tradition, they were not going too.   Apple could (and did) but HP/Dell et al did not want too.