Talk:BIOS/Archive 9

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BIOS battery

I'd like a little chapter about this too. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.221.15.165 (talk) 11:51, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Notes for expansion

Built-in "CMOS" setup screens pre-date the '386; ATs had "reference diskettes" but most other 286 clones had a setup utility. Need to show progression: an AT BIOS did characters in and out, and disks. Then things like power management were added. What are all the services a modern BIOS must have in it? I have the 1997 Microsoft book that describes "what is a Wintel PC" but a later take would also be useful. I've got rid of a lot of repetition and tried to organize the article. There's a lot more to add, based on the Mueller and Rosch chapters on BIOS. --Wtshymanski (talk) 15:36, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

SLIC

The article reads; "

Some BIOSes contain a "SLIC" (software licensing description table), ...."

Not I can understand how the "S" is for "software" and the "L" is for "licensing" but how do you get "I" and "C" meaning "desciption table" !?

 What does the I and C STAND FOR IN THE ABREVIATION ? That would be the first (if not only) definition we need. Thanks BrianAlex (talk) 02:24, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
It's not an abbreviation. ACPI table names have four letters. SLIC is formed from "Software LICensing". --gribeco (talk) 20:41, 22 February 2013 (UTC)