any suggestions on books about win8 hardware/OS

kkennyb

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hi

sorry this maybe OT or not in the right place but this is one of the few places i could think to post this question


along time ago i started to read Peter Norton's Inside the PC 7th edition,which i had loaned from the library sent it back and due to work commitments i didn't carry on with my research. i know its a much criticized book. i want to know if there exists now a book that would cover the modern PC at the level that the above mentioned book did ?


i know there probably isn't such a book but i was wondering if there's a series of books (not necessarily by the same author) that would start off like the norton book and then go on to explain the hardware /software i.e. operating system of a modern PC (lets say windows 8) in great detail and its relationship to a PC's hardware-

even if someone could give me a mixture of books and internet resources both free and paid for that would give me a deeper understanding of the workings of a modern PC,like norton attempted to do.


cost is not a problem but i would like the material to be comprehensive and reliable and from trusted authors.


please help.
 

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Probably not exactly to order but I found these 5 free eBooks all having to do with Windows 8. Likely 4 of the 5 are worth a look. You are probably too advanced for the "dummies" book.

For hardware knowledge I would try to find a free source on the PCI bus and other PC hardware. Back in the day there were so many bus technologies it fragmented the market. PCI has won the bus battle so you may as well delve into some of the nitty gritty. :)
 

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Microsoft's Technet area is a vast wealth of information that you will never find in any books.
 

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Half-Priced Books also have many used books, DVDs, book&DVD combos. When The 'Net's not available, one or two good reference books or DVDs are not a bad idea.
 

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thanks so much to everyone , i'm sorry not to have thanked people earlier,been very busy,this has given me somewhere to go

big thank you everyone,

ken
 

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hi
sorry this maybe OT or not in the right place but this is one of the few places i could think to post this question
along time ago i started to read Peter Norton's Inside the PC 7th edition,which i had loaned from the library sent it back and due to work commitments i didn't carry on with my research. i know its a much criticized book. i want to know if there exists now a book that would cover the modern PC at the level that the above mentioned book did ?
i know there probably isn't such a book but i was wondering if there's a series of books (not necessarily by the same author) that would start off like the norton book and then go on to explain the hardware /software i.e. operating system of a modern PC (lets say windows 8) in great detail and its relationship to a PC's hardware-
even if someone could give me a mixture of books and internet resources both free and paid for that would give me a deeper understanding of the workings of a modern PC,like norton attempted to do.
cost is not a problem but i would like the material to be comprehensive and reliable and from trusted authors.
please help.
Let me try to explain this: When Peter wrote that book, many years ago now, the personal computer was pretty much like a one lane road. I was actually building PC's for people in those days and they were pretty much all alike with only a few variations. Then they took off like a Starburst in a fireworks display....off in all directions.
A book to cover all the variations and permutations would be bigger that the New York City phone directory.
So I'd advise that you decide exactly what route you want to take and then pursue that one road.

I speak from some experience, since I had to pick one road out of hundreds, many years ago.
Now, I'm retired and I can look back on my career and all the decisions I've had to make along the line.

Good Luck,
TM :cool:
 

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Over the years, I've read post after post, where someone wanted to learn about computers.
But, learn what? Learn to become a Crack Computer operator? Or, learn to be a professional computer tech?
Or, maybe learn how to become a computer programmer? What language? It just goes on and on. Decisions! Decisions!

Many years ago, what we call Home Computers split between Apple and IBM. I took the IBM route. Then it split again, between home computers and Business Computers. I decided to concentrate on the Home PC. There was more money in working with the business systems, but it also required more training, and more liability, even to include Liability Insurance. Not for me!

For every dicipline that you may want to follow, someone has written a book. You may try your local public library.
 

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It's a pretty old topic, but still, it's hard not to admit that even books aren't that relevant today. It is much easier to search for the answer to your question, and most likely there will be a lot of articles with answers. Probably the only thing I read is simple literature like George Orwell or Lovecraft. I even write essays on the former, I've seen a couple of my works on https://writix.com/essay-examples/george-orwell as examples that I can use. I think the internet has filled the developmental content niche nicely, giving a lot of possibilities.
 
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That is SO True! Hardly a day goes by, that I don't turn to the Internet to answer some question.
It's truly a wealth of information on any topic you desire.

TM :cool:
 

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