I'm reading a hard-to-read article and it has this sentence:

GPT-formatted disks work closely with firmware interfaces that have been established for some time as a successor to BIOS.

So as the title, what does it mean? Could you explain with some similar examples for me?


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The interfaces are not new; they were established some time ago (an unspecified period). The length of time you understand it to mean depends on context. As this is computer technology, I would guess 'a few years'. If someone says they have been waiting for a bus or train for some time, they might mean 20-30 minutes.

  • Thank you! This is much easier to grasp for me!
    – Rain
    Commented Dec 27, 2021 at 11:51

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