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selltheboat.co.uk provides boat owners with a bespoke, personalized website to showcase their vessel to potential purchasers.

selltheboat.co.uk will produce a unique, high quality website with a custom domain name for a simple fixed fee. Our websites offer full photo and video galleries and the ability to include detailed inventories and descriptions. We’ll input make and model specifications where possible and actively work with sellers to highlight specific details to potential purchasers – after all, an owner knows his boat far better than anyone else.

Our websites are run on the established WordPress platform and are inherently optimized for search engine optimization helping sellers to find your listing. All websites are free to run until no longer required with no extension fees.

BIOS

In computer, BIOGRAPHY (/ ˈbaɪɒs, -oʊs/, BY-oss, -ohss; an acronym for Fundamental Input/Output System and likewise called the System BIOS, ROM BIOS or COMPUTER BIOS) is firmware utilized to execute hardware initialization during the booting procedure (power-on start-up), and also to give runtime services for running systems and also programs. The BIOS firmware comes pre-installed on a desktop computer's system board, and also it is the very first software application to run when powered on. The name originates from the Basic Input/Output System used in the CP/M os in 1975. The BIOGRAPHY originally exclusive to the IBM PC has actually been reverse crafted by some firms (such as Phoenix Technologies) seeking to create compatible systems. The user interface of that initial system works as a de facto criterion.
The BIOGRAPHY in contemporary Computers initializes and examines the system equipment elements, and also loads a boot loader from a mass storage device which after that initializes an os. In the period of DOS, the BIOS gave BIOS interrupt ask for the keyboard, display screen, storage space, and other input/output (I/O) tools that standardized an interface to application programs and also the os. More recent operating systems do not utilize the BIOS interrupt calls after startup.
A lot of BIOS executions are particularly made to deal with a certain computer or motherboard design, by interfacing with different tools that comprise the complementary system chipset. Initially, BIOS firmware was kept in a ROM chip on the PC motherboard. In modern-day computer system systems, the BIOS components are saved on flash memory so it can be rewritten without getting rid of the chip from the motherboard. This enables very easy, end-user updates to the BIOS firmware so new functions can be included or bugs can be taken care of, however it also produces an opportunity for the computer system to become infected with BIOS rootkits. In addition, a BIOS upgrade that fails might brick the motherboard.
Unified Extensible Firmware User Interface (UEFI) is a follower to the legacy PC BIOGRAPHIES, aiming to resolve its technological limitations

Background

The term BIOGRAPHY (Basic Input/Output System) was developed by Gary Kildall [as well as initially showed up in the CP/M operating system in 1975, defining the machine-specific part of CP/M packed throughout boot time that interfaces straight with the equipment. (A CP/M equipment usually has just a straightforward boot loader in its ROM.).
Versions of MS-DOS, PC DOS or DR-DOS contain a data called variously "IO.SYS", "IBMBIO.COM", "IBMBIO.SYS", or "DRBIOS.SYS"; this file is referred to as the "DOS BIOS" (also known as the "DOS I/O System") and consists of the lower-level hardware-specific part of the operating system. Together with the underlying hardware-specific however operating system-independent "System BIOS", which stays in ROM, it represents the analogue to the "CP/M BIOS". The BIOS originally exclusive to the IBM PC has actually been reverse engineered by some firms (such as Phoenix metro Technologies) wanting to develop suitable systems.
With the intro of PS/2 makers, IBM separated the System BIOS into real- and protected-mode sections. The real-mode portion was suggested to give backwards compatibility with existing os such as DOS, and for that reason was called "CBIOS" (for "Compatibility BIOS"), whereas the "ABIOS" (for "Advanced BIOS") provided brand-new user interfaces specifically suited for multitasking os such as OS/2.

Interface

The BIOS of the initial IBM PC as well as XT had no interactive user interface. Error codes or messages were presented on the display, or coded series of audios were produced to indicate mistakes when the power-on self-test (ARTICLE) had actually not proceeded to the point of successfully booting up a video display adapter. Choices on the IBM PC and XT were established by buttons as well as jumpers on the primary board and on expansion cards. Beginning around the mid-1990s, it ended up being regular for the BIOGRAPHY ROM to include a "BIOS configuration energy" (BCU) or "BIOS configuration utility", accessed at system power-up by a certain key series. This program enabled the user to establish system arrangement alternatives, of the type formerly established utilizing DIP switches, via an interactive menu system regulated via the keyboard. In the interim period, IBM-compatible PCs– including the IBM AT– held setup settings in battery-backed RAM and made use of a bootable setup program on floppy disk, not in the ROM, to set the setup alternatives consisted of in this memory. The floppy disk was supplied with the computer system, as well as if it was shed the system settings might not be transformed. The very same used as a whole to computers with an EISA bus, for which the configuration program was called an EISA Configuration Utility (ECU).
A modern-day Wintel-compatible computer gives an arrangement regular basically unmodified in nature from the ROM-resident BIOS arrangement utilities of the late 1990s; the customer can set up hardware options utilizing the keyboard and video display. The modern Wintel device may store the BIOS setup setups in flash ROM, probably the same flash ROM that holds the BIOGRAPHY itself.

Operation

System startup

Early Intel processors started at physical address 000FFFF0h. Systems with later processors give logic to start running the BIOGRAPHIES from the system ROM.
If the system has actually just been powered up or the reset button was pushed (" cold boot"), the complete power-on self-test (ARTICLE) is run. If Ctrl+ Alt+ Delete was pressed (" warm boot"), an unique flag worth saved in nonvolatile BIOGRAPHIES memory (" CMOS") evaluated by the BIOGRAPHY permits bypass of the prolonged MESSAGE and also memory discovery.
The ARTICLE identifies, as well as boots up system gadgets such as the CPU, chipset, RAM, motherboard, video card, keyboard, mouse, hard disk drive, optical disc drive as well as other equipment.
Early IBM PCs had a regular in the MESSAGE that would certainly download and install a program into RAM with the keyboard port as well as run it. This attribute was meant for factory examination or diagnostic objectives.

Extensions (choice ROMs)

Outer cards such as some hard disk drive controllers and some video clip adapters have their very own BIOS expansion choice ROMs, which provide extra functionality to BIOGRAPHY. Code in these extensions runs before the BIOS boots the system from mass storage space. These ROMs typically examination as well as initialize hardware, add brand-new BIOS services, and increase or change existing BIOGRAPHIES services with their very own versions of those services. For example, a SCSI controller normally has a scph1001 expansion ROM that adds assistance for hard disks connected via that controller. Some video cards have extension ROMs that change the video solutions of the motherboard BIOS with their own video services. BIOGRAPHIES expansion ROMs acquire total control of the machine, so they can actually do anything, as well as they may never ever return control to the BIOS that invoked them. An extension ROM can in concept include an entire operating system or an application program, or it might apply a completely different boot procedure such as starting from a network. Procedure of an IBM-compatible computer system can be totally altered by getting rid of or putting an adapter card (or a ROM chip) which contains a BIOGRAPHY extension ROM.

The motherboard BIOGRAPHY normally includes code to access hardware components required for bootstrapping the system, such as the key-board, screen, and also storage space. On top of that, plug-in adapter cards such as SCSI, RAID, network user interface cards, as well as video clip boards usually include their very own BIOGRAPHY (e.g. Video clip BIOS), enhancing or changing the system BIOS code for the provided element. Also tools constructed right into the motherboard can behave by doing this; their choice ROMs can be saved as different code on the major BIOGRAPHIES blink chip, and upgraded either in tandem with, or separately from, the major BIOS.
An add-in card calls for an option ROM if the card is not supported by the major BIOGRAPHIES and also the card requires to be initialized or made accessible through BIOGRAPHY services prior to the os can be filled (generally this suggests it is needed in the bootstrapping process). Also when it is not called for, an alternative ROM can allow an adapter card to be used without filling driver software from a storage device after booting starts– with a choice ROM, no time is required to load the motorist, the motorist does not take up area in RAM nor on hard disk, as well as the driver software program on the ROM constantly remains with the tool so both can not be accidentally separated. Additionally, if the ROM gets on the card, both the peripheral equipment as well as the driver software program offered by the ROM are mounted along with no extra initiative to install the software application. An additional benefit of ROM on some early COMPUTER systems (significantly consisting of the IBM PCjr) was that ROM was faster than main system RAM. (On contemporary systems, the instance is quite the reverse of this, and also BIOS ROM code is normally duplicated (" stalked") right into RAM so it will run quicker.).
There are lots of techniques and energies for analyzing the components of different motherboard BIOS as well as expansion ROMs, such as Microsoft DEBUG or the Unix dd.

Modern use

Some older os, for instance MS-DOS, depend on the BIOS to accomplish most input/output tasks within the COMPUTER.
Calling genuine mode BIOGRAPHIES services directly is inefficient for secured setting (and long mode) os. BIOS interrupt calls are not made use of by contemporary multitasking os after they at first lots.
In 1990s, BIOGRAPHY provided some secured setting user interfaces for Microsoft Windows, Linux and BSD operating systems, such as Advanced Power Management (APM), Tradition Plug as well as Play (Heritage PnP), Desktop Computer Management User Interface (DMI), PCI BIOS, VESA BIOS Expansions (VBE) and MultiProcessor Specification (MPS). Starting from the 2000s, many BIOSes provide ACPI, SMBIOS and VBE interfaces for modern-day os. Modern operating systems check out the e820 memory map at start-up.
After operating systems lots, the System Management Mode code is still running in SMRAM. Given that 2010, BIOS technology remains in a transitional process towards UEFI.

Why use us?

Boat listing marketplaces tend to be filled with poorly presented and often outdated listings leaving potential buyers frustrated. Listings are often duplicated across various sites meaning time is often wasted chasing a boat no longer on the market. Furthermore free listing options tend to only offer very limited photo and text opportunities making if difficult to present a vessel adequately.

Many buyers know what type of boat they would like and often search for a specific make or model. A private website allows sellers to showcase their boat with a high level of detail whilst avoiding often significant brokerage commissions.

Having a dedicated website allows sellers to promote their vessel in a variety of ways including owners forums & social media whilst highlighting notable features and characteristics perhaps unknown to a potential purchaser. Communication between buyer and seller is direct saving both time and money.

Who are we?

selltheboat.co.uk was created for sailors by sailors. As many boat owners undoubtedly do we spend hours ‘browsing’ the next possible boat online…

It seemed strange that so many boats are poorly advertised considering the time, money and effort most owners spend maintaining and using them – there had to be a better way for people wishing to do a private sale.