Settle an argument...

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  • Basic In/Out System

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  • BInary Operating System

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  • Built-In Operating System

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  • that weird Binary guy Is Out of his Skull

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    Settle an argument...

    OK, I need some help to quell an argument here at the lab...

    Half of us think that BIOS is an acronym for Basic In/Out System.
    The rest think it is an acronym for BInary Operating System.

    We've been looking through manuals, and have found both, and now a third, Built-In Operating System.

    So, c'mon... what is it really?

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    When talking about PCs it's Basic Input/Output System. It always was and always will be.

    Edit:

    In computing, the BIOS (pronounced /ˈbaɪoʊs/) is an acronym that stands either for the Basic Input/Output System or for Built In Operating System (see Acronym definition). The latter term dates from the late 1970s and early 1980s when the PCs of the day normally contained a comprehensive operating system in their ROMs. The latter acronym is still much used in conjunction with gadgetry containing dedicated computers, such as modern cameras, white-wear, etc.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS

    So in all fairness my old Amiga has an Built In Operating System..
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    BIOS is the third album of the Costa Rican music group Gandhi.


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    Settle an argument...
    Here we go

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    The latter term dates from the late 1970s and early 1980s
    Somebody's showing their age.

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    I like how nobody voted for the "that weird binary guy is out of his skull" (that is the correct answer) no need to repeat what has clearly been stated above
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    Thanks everybody.... maybe now my co-workers will get off my back.
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    Thanks everybody.... maybe now my co-workers will get off my back.
    LOL - How could BIOS terminology become such a big deal? I have always known it as Basic Input Ouput System. Which, logically, is exactly what it is, and does.

    What does CMOS stand for again? ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by CybertecOne View Post

    What does CMOS stand for again? ......
    Now you have to start a thread and have a poll up.

    It's the rules and you have to follow the rules other wise you will have to hand back your AO Decoder ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CybertecOne View Post
    What does CMOS stand for again? ......
    Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor
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