Ugly No More
by Oliver Breidenbach
I once blogged about (but can't find the URL now) how updating the firmware of a Mac used to be the un-Mac-likest thing a Mac user could experience. Now, it is another testimonial to the Mac way of life: download the firmware update, restart Mac (do not pull plug while it restarts...) - done! There is no step three!
|This isn't an Intel change - upgrading the firmware was much improved with the release of the original OS X.|
It is the intel switch. On my G5 I had to press the start-button on the front until a whistling sound comes up - and then I saw an OS 9 like progress-bar.
With EFI, which in new in intel macs, it's more easy and better looking.
I distinctly remember that I upgraded the Firmware of an iMac G5 running Mac OS X Tiger and it was basically the same as those firmware upgrades back in Mac OS 9 on the original iMac. Except that there was no "Programmer Button" to be pressed.