Did You Know That The BIOS Can Contain Windows Executables?

Wow, I'm flabbergasted, did you know that the BIOS can contain Windows executables that are run at every Windows system startup that the user can't delete and that even won't go away when you re-install Windows unless the feature is deactivated in the BIOS before re-installing?

I didn't until I read this article in Ars security about a well known company that misused the 'feature' that is supposed to help with wipe-after-theft and other security features to deploy un-deletable crapware to buyers of their machines. Another one of those 'the road to hell is paved with good intentions' features that was hijacked. Am I glad that I'm running a Linux OS on all my machines whose developer's would never even dream of supporting such a dangerous BIOS behavior.