from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Computer programming instructions that are stored in a read-only memory unit rather than being implemented through software.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something in-between hardware and software. Like software, it is created from source code, but it is closely tied to the hardware it runs on.
- n. Software for embedded computers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory
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To those shoppers confused about the difference between hardware and software, "firmware" is probably scary enough to get them to shell out $30.
You can imagine a situation where some new firmware is available but where the operator may not want to do a mass push, in this case it could be available with client initiated FOTA.
Update of PERC firmware is needed for getting anything out of your new Ubuntu 8.04.
What you described re the reverse-engineered firmware is exactly how IBM lost control of the original personal computer market way back in the early 1980s.
Fact is, until the 1.1.3 firmware is successfully hacked by the resourceful iPhone hackers, you can still enjoy all of the features the update is bringing and more with your jailbroken iPhone.
The firmware is GPLed and can be freely hacked, too.
Sony firmware PSP update p2p news/p2pnet: - Sony PSP firmware is already being downgraded by users.
The iPod 1. x firmware is simply not capable of using Talking Panda.
The iPod firmware is an extremely closed environment and I was lucky that I was able to get the kind of integration that I did.
It’s almost a dependable cycle – Market forces require AT&T to upgrade their network, it doesn’t work well, there are coverage holes and configuration problems, I get buggy firmware from the modem manufacturer, and have very unhappy users, and it takes us a year to work everything out.
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