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Best book for software and hardware

  1. Aug 12, 2012 #1
    What book is the best for computer hardware?

    I want to know how the computer reads information inputted. There's motherboards that read electricity and outputs something onto a screen.

    LCD monitors
    3d monitors
    Optical drive
    Motherboard
    CPU
    Ram
    Graphics card

    Also what course am I looking for to cover these.

    What's the best book for software?

    Thankyou

    James
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2012
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  3. Aug 13, 2012 #2
    I may be misunderstanding your question but what I think you're looking for are drivers.

    A driver is a bit of software that tells your computer how to interpret the data coming in from a particular device. For example, a number of different devices use USB to connect to your computer. For example, how does your computer know what to do when it receives signals from its USB port when a thumb-drive is plugged in rather than a mouse? Device drivers.

    Maybe that will help you dig a little more deeply on the subject in the mean time. I don't have much more to offer than that, sorry. In particular, I have no book recommendations.

    Good luck!
     
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