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Firmware - BIOS vs. UEFI

Posted 07-22-2017 at 06:10 PM by hydrurga
Updated 08-07-2017 at 06:50 PM by hydrurga

A computer's firmware is low-level software, with an associated data area, that comes pre-installed in flash memory on the motherboard. The first software to be run when the computer is booted, firmware is generally customised to be motherboard-specific and designed to communicate with other hardware in the system. The two main firmware types used nowadays are BIOS and the more recent UEFI. This article does not cover other firmware interfaces such as libreboot and coreboot.

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