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A '''BIOS''' is an embedded service within the computer's Firmware that controls the Operating System communication with the physical hardware.
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The '''BIOS''' (Basic Input/Output System) is firmware contained in a computer's motherboard which is in charge of hardware initialization in the booting process and providing services to the operating system and programs running within.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
[[Libreboot]] - A FLOSS alternative to a BIOS
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[[Libreboot]] - A distribution of Coreboot which eliminates propietary blobs completely
  
[[Coreboot]] - A Fork of LibreBoot, which includes [[proprietary]] blobs
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[[Coreboot]] - A FLOSS alternative to a BIOS, which includes [[proprietary]] blobs
  
 
[[Category:Operating systems]]
 
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Revision as of 12:49, 5 September 2017

The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is firmware contained in a computer's motherboard which is in charge of hardware initialization in the booting process and providing services to the operating system and programs running within.

See also

Libreboot - A distribution of Coreboot which eliminates propietary blobs completely

Coreboot - A FLOSS alternative to a BIOS, which includes proprietary blobs