firmware, according to FOLDOC

Subject: firmware, according to FOLDOC
From: A Watkins <awatkins -at- POBOX -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 01:00:08 -0500

Software stored in read-only memory (ROM) or programmable
ROM (PROM). Easier to change than hardware but harder than
software stored on disk. Firmware is often responsible for
the behaviour of a system when it is first switched on. A
typical example would be a "monitor" program in a
microcomputer which loads the full operating system from
disk or from a network and then passes control to it.

Alfred Watkins
Sr Technical Scribe
Cooperative Computing Inc

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