LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
Password
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 07-24-2008, 08:09 AM   #1
SlowCoder
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Southeast, U.S.A.
Distribution: Fedora (Desktop), CentOS (Server), Knoppix (Diags)
Posts: 934

Rep: Reputation: 38
Low-Level Computer Knowledge Desired


I have an interest in learning more about the low level workings of a computer. I don't mean A+ level. I want lower. I would like to know more about how the processor communicates with other components. I want to know more about computing logic. Addresses, registers, etc.

I don't have time for classes, as I have a life outside of computers. But books would probably be a good start for me.

Got any recommendations?
 
Old 07-24-2008, 10:18 AM   #2
weibullguy
ReliaFree Maintainer
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Distribution: Slackware-current, Cross Linux from Scratch, Gentoo
Posts: 2,676
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 204Reputation: 204Reputation: 204
Unfortunately, most of the books I would recommend are my old text books when I got my EE degree. A new text book can be pricey, but look for used ones on-line or at a local book store. Text books aren't that popular for some reason and you can usually get used ones fairly inexpensively.
 
Old 07-24-2008, 01:29 PM   #3
knudfl
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Location: Copenhagen, DK
Distribution: pclos2013.07, Slack14.1 DebWheezy, +50+ other Linux OS, for test only.
Posts: 13,183

Rep: Reputation: 2367Reputation: 2367Reputation: 2367Reputation: 2367Reputation: 2367Reputation: 2367Reputation: 2367Reputation: 2367Reputation: 2367Reputation: 2367Reputation: 2367
I think, some parts of this is usable :
http://www.educypedia.be/computer/pchardware.htm

( googling' ... basic computer hardware technology )

Regards
 
Old 07-24-2008, 01:41 PM   #4
salasi
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Location: Directly above centre of the earth, UK
Distribution: SuSE, plus some hopping
Posts: 3,860

Rep: Reputation: 768Reputation: 768Reputation: 768Reputation: 768Reputation: 768Reputation: 768Reputation: 768
http://www.amazon.com/Computer-Archi.../dp/1558605967 is good (Patterson and Hennessy).

Actually, make that, my copy was good some years ago and I have no idea how up-to-date with the latest developments the latest edition is. That may not be a concern to you.

I'm sure you can get a mass of free information by searching on computer architecture; trouble is it is likely to be heavier on why the latest Intel chip is faster and overclocks better, rather than fundamentals. OTOH it is more likely to make light reading than a real text book.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
low level format juanb Linux - General 1 02-08-2006 03:16 AM
knowledge for superuser level introuble Linux - General 4 06-02-2005 01:52 PM
low level languages devit Programming 2 05-07-2004 11:16 AM
low level formating sanjith11 Linux - Hardware 3 12-30-2003 07:31 AM
low level formatting? hyperpimp Linux - Newbie 16 04-13-2002 12:35 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:13 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration