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Old 02-26-2005, 04:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question firmware?

I heard someone use the word firmware the other day and wondered what the heck it is. After checking out the definition on I am still a little confused on the subject. Anyone care to explain this to me? Please?

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Old 02-26-2005, 05:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well i understand it as a piece of software build into hardware. Examples of firmware are: bios's, video bios's etc.

There is a way of upgrading firmware in hardware like DVD burners to make them faster or burn dual layer.

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