[Gllug] Linux can lock down the core, apparently

Chris Bell chrisbell at overview.demon.co.uk
Thu Jun 21 12:08:25 UTC 2007

> On Thu 21 Jun, Peter Childs wrote:

> Usally WOM stands for Write Once Memory ie certain types of Read Only Memory
> (ROM) or CD Roms and the Like. Which is completely different. Like many of
> these terms its meaning less. ie ROM is also RAM but would be better named
> RWM (Read/Write Memory)
> Peter.
ROM means Read Only Memory

ROM that can be written to once only is Electrically Programmable ROM or
EPROM which can often be erased using UV light, although some have fusible
internal links.

RAM is Random Access Memory, normally read and write

EAROM is Electrically Alterable Read Only Memory which requires specific
conditions before writing is enabled.

Other names included Write Once Read Many

Chris Bell

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