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CNET News: Battle Brews Over Unlocking PC secrets

Apr 05, 2005, 15:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John G. Spooner)

"As computer makers move to embed security features deep within the viscera of PCs, a fight is erupting over the BIOS, a rarely noticed but crucial application that controls a machine before the operating system can take over.

"If the operating system is the equivalent of a computer's brain, then the BIOS, or Basic Input Output System, might be compared to the medula oblongata, the place where the brain meets the spine..."

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