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+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
+<!DOCTYPE pkgmetadata SYSTEM "">
+ <herd>alpha</herd>
+ <longdescription lang="en">
+ On Intel based PC systems, the BIOS firmware sets up the system and
+ then loads the image to be run from the boot block of a DOS file
+ system. This is more or less what MILO does on an Alpha based system,
+ however there are several interesting differences between BIOS firmware
+ and MILO, not least of which is that MILO includes and uses standard
+ Linux device drivers unmodified. MILO is firmware, unlike LILO, which
+ relies on the BIOS firmware to get itself loaded.
+ </longdescription>