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by Dinesh Thakur Category: Memory

The term dirty ROMS is backwards-derived from the 32-bit clean ROMS that were built into later Macintoshes. That is, they didn't plan to make dirty ROMs. A ROM is a read-only memory chip built inside the computer. It contains permanent and unalterable software to help run the computer.

Well, in certain models of Mac computers-the Mac II, IIx, IIci, and the SE/30-the engineers and software programmers utilized a certain part of the ROMS for this or for that; it was a part of the ROM that nobody thought anybody would ever need ... Lo and behold, technology developed that needed that certain part of the ROM.

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Dinesh ThakurDinesh Thakur holds an B.SC (Computer Science), MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA, CCNP, A+, SCJP certifications. Dinesh authors the hugely popular Computer Notes blog. Where he writes how-to guides around Computer fundamental , computer software, Computer programming, and web apps. For any type of query or something that you think is missing, please feel free to contact us.

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