Re: Firmware or Firmwares?

Subject: Re: Firmware or Firmwares?
From: Richard Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:12:14 -0700

If the engineer really wants a plural form, I'd use firmware files. I've never heard (or used) firmwares or softwares.

But, a big caveat, I'm an old fart who still refuses to use emails (if mail isn't a countable noun, then email isn't either, dammit:-).

Richard Hamilton
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On Jun 22, 2016, at 16:31, Jim <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Time to settle another debate I'm having with one of the engineers. I've
> always used "firmware" to refer to one firmware file or a group of files,
> the same way you would use "software." I never say "softwares." Has anyone
> ever used the term "firmwares" to refer to multiple firmware files or a
> group of files?
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