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The UEFI Forum

Arca Noae joins the UEFI Forum as an Adopting Member

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Leesburg, Virginia, USA

Arca Noae, LLC, a Delaware-based Limited Liability Company, is pleased to announce their membership in the UEFI Forum.

The UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) specification defines a new model for the interface between personal-computer operating systems and platform firmware. The interface consists of data tables that contain platform-related information, plus boot and runtime service calls that are available to the operating system and its loader. Together, these provide a standard environment for booting an operating system and running pre-boot applications. Essentially, this layer provides a replacement for the traditional BIOS, and is the future of small computing architecture.

The UEFI Forum is a clearinghouse for all current, related documents pertaining to UEFI, the UEFI specification, and its adoption by manufacturers and software developers.

In addition, the UEFI Forum performs a similar function for ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface). Arca Noae develops and maintains the current ACPI implementation for the OS/2 and eComStation platform.

Arca Noae is committed to running OS/2 on current hardware. UEFI, like ACPI, is a continuation of the trend to move more functions from the BIOS to the operating system. Arca Noae is looking into how this new technology can be supported under OS/2 in the future.

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Arca Noae now processes major credit cards through Stripe

We understand that not everyone is enamoured of processing payments through PayPal’s gateway, for a variety of reasons, whether they be security concerns or other bad customer service experiences.

We feel strongly that how you pay us should never become an obstacle to transacting business with us. We remain committed to providing our customers with the broadest possible range of payment solutions to get the business end of things out of the way as quickly, easily, and painlessly as possible.

We know that for some of you, the wait has been long. Today, we are pleased to announce that Arca Noae has established a relationship with Stripe to handle our credit card processing for all major credit and debit cards, internationally.

Based in San Francisco, California, USA, Stripe’s investors include Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and PayPal co-founders Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, and Elon Musk. Read more about Stripe on their press page.

N.B.: As always, if you have any difficulties with your shopping or payment experience, please contact us immediately, either via our convenient web form or direct email (sales AT arcanoae DOT com).