December 4, 2001
A guide to open firmware - The Apple BIOS
Author: JT Smith
Shawn Wilson writes: "Open Firmware is the "bios" used on new Apple hardware. It is an extremely useful tool for users and developers. For developers, it makes it possible to learn criticial information about a device they are trying to write a driver for. For users, it makes it easy to troubleshoot problematic devices. iMacLinux has put together a guide that walks you through the basics of using Open Firmware and how to access it under Linux. You can find the guide here."