What Firmware Is and How It Differs from Software

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With so many “-wares” in computers, it can get confusing what is what. While we can’t explain all the “-wares,” in this article we will discuss the term “firmware” and how it’s different from software. What Is Firmware? Let’s spill the beans right away – firmware IS software. According to Wikipedia, firmware is “a type of computer program that provides the low-level control for the device’s specific hardware.” Almost any of today’s devices, be it a computer, phone, stereo, car, or a washing machine, comes from the manufacturer with some form of firmware. For simpler devices, firmware is all they

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