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The hard stuff

  • Need to identify an old piece of whatever? Try FCC search - many ancient pieces of hardware can be identified by their FCC ID located somewhere on a circuit board.
  • Some harddrive basics
  • Want to know how stuff works? Try Howstuffworks.com - searchable. You will find an explanation for almost everything.
  • Confused by a bazillion of CPUs (well, at least I am on a regular basis): CPUs explained by Wikipedia and a list of sockets used.
  • Databases of supported Laptops for Linux and FreeBSD
  • Things you always wanted to know: what kind of hardware do people shoot up there and why

Real life - using things