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Liveware vs. Firmware — What's the Difference?

Liveware vs. Firmware — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Liveware and Firmware

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Liveware

Liveware was used in the computer industry as early as 1966 to refer to computer users, often in humorous contexts, by analogy with hardware and software.It is a slang term used to denote people using (attached to) computers, and is based on the need for a human, or liveware, to operate the system using hardware and software. Other words meaning the same or similar to liveware include wetware, meatware and jellyware.
Sep 19, 2021

Firmware

In computing, firmware is a specific class of computer software that provides the low-level control for a device's specific hardware. Firmware, such as the BIOS of a personal computer, may contain only elementary basic functions of a device and may only provide services to higher-level software.
Sep 19, 2021

Liveware

(colloquial) People who work with computers, as opposed to the software or hardware they use; loosely, human beings, as opposed to technology.
Sep 19, 2021

Firmware

Software stored in a computer's ROM.
Sep 19, 2021

Firmware

(computing) 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.
Sep 19, 2021
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Firmware

Software intended for such embedded computer applications.
Sep 19, 2021

Firmware

(computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory
Sep 19, 2021

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