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Default New Bios Version A06 available for Mini 9 - 01-07-2010, 12:44 PM

There is a new Bios version available for the Mini 9 since yesterday (A06)

-List of fixes and enhancements:

1.Implement SMBIOS.
2.Improved the stability of Media Card Reader

Get it here:
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Default 01-07-2010, 01:58 PM

thanks for the info

anyone tried this yet?
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Default 01-07-2010, 02:40 PM

Not yet. I am about to install SL and don't know if the newer BIOS will affect that.

Who knows what 'Implement SMBIOS' means ?
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Default 01-07-2010, 03:09 PM

From Wikipedia:
In computing, the System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) specification defines data structures (and access methods) in a BIOS which allows a user or application to store and retrieve information specifically about the computer in question. Circa 1999, it became part of the domain of the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). Before this integration, SMBIOS functionality had the name DMIBIOS, since it interacted with Desktop Management Interface (DMI). At approximately the same time Microsoft started to require that OEMs and BIOS vendors support the interface/data-set in order to have Microsoft certification.
The DMTF released the current version of the specification, version 2.6.1, on March 17, 2009.
So, why in the world would the end-user want this?

Edit: Doh! You beat me to it, gospeed.racer.
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Default 01-07-2010, 10:50 PM

There is currently no DOS installer version available, Windows installer only.
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Default 01-07-2010, 11:50 PM

SMBIOS,...Even after read the description I'm confused

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Default 01-08-2010, 12:13 AM

The SMBIOS Specification addresses how motherboard and system vendors present management information about their products in a standard format by extending the BIOS interface on x86 architecture systems. The information is intended to allow generic instrumentation to deliver this information to management applications that use DMI, CIM or direct access, eliminating the need for error prone operations like probing system hardware for presence detection.

This specification is intended to provide enough information that BIOS developers may implement the necessary extensions to allow the hardware on their products and other system-related information to be accurately determined by users of the defined interfaces. In addition, in cases where the implementer has provided write access to non-volatile storage on the system, some information may be updated by management applications after a system is deployed in the field to record data that persists between system starts.

The specification is also intended to provide enough information for developers of management instrumentation to develop generic routines for translating from SMBIOS format to the format used by their chosen management technology whether it is a DMTF technology like DMI or CIM, or another technology. To support this translation for DMTF technologies, sections of this specification describe the DMI groups and CIM classes intended to convey the information retrieved from an SMBIOS-compatible system through the interfaces described in the document.
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Default 01-08-2010, 12:14 AM

SMBIOS is a feature typically aimed at businesses with central IT control. It's not really clear to me why they bothered for the Mini 9, but...

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Default Not Going There Just Yet - 01-08-2010, 12:56 AM

I just ordered the RunCore extended battery that now finally runs with AO5. So I for one won
tempt fate
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