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.
firewall machine « FireWire « fireworks mode «
» firmy » first class module » First Fit