Hardware vs Liveware - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between hardware and liveware
is that hardware
is hardware while liveware
is (colloquial) people who work with computers, as opposed to the software or hardware they use; loosely
, human beings, as opposed to technology.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Fixtures]], equipment, tools and [[device, devices used for general-purpose construction and repair of a structure or object. Also such equipment as sold as stock by a store of the same name, e.g. hardware store.
- He needed a hammer, nails, screws, nuts, bolts and other assorted hardware , so he went to the hardware store.
(computing) The part of a computer that is fixed and cannot be altered without replacement or physical modification; motherboard, expansion cards, etc. Compare software.
* 1952 , "Binary Arithmetic", R.L. Michaelson, in The Incorporated Statistician , vol. 3, no. 1 (Feb. 1952), pp 35-40.
- military hardware
(technology) Electronic equipment.
(slang) A firearm.
- Hardware is the generally accepted colloquism for anything inside a computer other than an engineer.
(colloquial) People who work with computers, as opposed to the software or hardware they use; loosely , human beings, as opposed to technology.