Posts tagged with 'bios'

PCPlus 305: How your operating system works

OK, I’ll admit it. This one is dead weird. Even when writing it, I wasn’t quite sure where I was going with it so it turned into this essay on what happens when you boot a PC and why the BIOS is antiquated beyond belief. I then threw in a bit about memory management and file systems. I guess you’ve just got to read it to, er, gain the full perspective. I think it’s something I’d have enjoyed reading back in the 90s, but nowadays it’s appears dated. But then, the BIOS is very dated and we’re still...