What is firmware?

i see this word popping up alot “firmware” what is it?
how can i check which one i have?? when into device manger and when to my burner but it didn’t tell me which one i have.i have a windows 2000 o.s.
i just bought the ltr 52246s burner 52x 24x 52x about a month ago. would i have the latest version of firmware? if not should i upgrade?

http://faq.inmatrix.com/faq_entry0024.shtml

Originally posted by cosmo kramer

i just bought the ltr 52246s burner 52x 24x 52x about a month ago. would i have the latest version of firmware? if not should i upgrade?

The latest official ( available @ LiteOn’s ) FW 6S07
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