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'''Hardware''' refers to the physical parts of a [[computer]]. The term is used to distinguish it from the '''[[:Category:Software|software]]''' (programming) or the data. In the earliest days of cumputing, the computer had to be physically changed to reprogram it  Later, when the programming could be changed without making a physical change in the machine, there came a need to be able to distinguish between the physical machine and the programs it ran.
While programs while running have physical electrons moving, or the data encoded on a hard-disk has a physical magnetic property they are not hardware.
Hardware can have physical failures or can have problems in design (see [[Pentium Bug]]).
The term '''firmware''' is used to denote programming (or data) that is encoded in non-volatile memory or chips such as EEPROM, CMOS, or BIOS.
==External links==
*[ Wikipedia]

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