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Is JVM Software or Firmware

  Asked By: Anita    Date: Jul 08    Category: Java    Views: 839

I have a doubt that Java Virtual Machine is a Software or
Firmware.If it is a firmware pls explain a bit.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Timothy Patterson     Answered On: Jul 08

I would consider JVM to be a software  as oppose to firmware which is
a pice of informatio "firmly" placed inside some device that
identifies it and tells computer what the device is.

Answer #2    Answered By: Jezza Brown     Answered On: Jul 08

Firmware as read by one of the the glossary is ,

Software that is embedded in a hardware device that allows reading
and executing the software, but does not allow modification, e.g.,
writing or deleting data by an end user. (188) Note 1: An example of
firmware is a computer program in a read-only memory (ROM) integrated
circuit chip. A hardware configuration is usually used to represent
the software. Note 2: Another example of firmware is a program
embedded in an erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM) chip,
which program may be modified by special external hardware, but not
by an application program.

So I agree with golagolu in JVM being a software  then a firmware.

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