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Topic Outline - KnowledgeBases - Newsgroups and FAQs - Magazines and Ezines - White Papers - Organizations and User Groups - News - Events - Related Topics - Books - Key Manufacturers - Where to Buy - Key Solutions Providers - Where to get Help - Key Service Providers - Key Training Providers
Personal Computers - Knowledge Bases
  • A complete illustrated Guide to the PC Hardware (MK-Data)
    • Here you can find more than 350 pages of course material for self-study or remote instruction.
  • Benchmark Scores Comparison Surveys (Sysopt.Com)
  • BetaNews (eFront, Inc)
    • Are you looking for beta products to test? Here's a place to check out and search
  • CNET ChannelOnline - Product Expert
    • Find products and product data
  • Computer Hardware Links (Chris Hare)
    • An extensive set of links to General Hardware, Assembly/Upgrading, Safety, Processors, CPU Cooling, CPU Benchmarks, Overclocking, Motherboards, BIOS, RAM and Cache, Storage, Video, CD-ROM, Modem, Sound, Printers, Networks, Benchmark Programs, and Software Tools
  • Dave's Guide to Buying a Home Computer (Dave Krauss, Michigan State University.)
  • Discovering Computers 2000 (Shelly Cashman)
    • "A computer is an electronic machine, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory, that can accept data (input), manipulate the data according to specified rules (process), produce results (output), and store the results for future use (storage). Data is a collection of unorganized facts, which can include words, numbers, images, and sounds. Computers manipulate data to create information. Information is data that is organized, has meaning, and is useful. Examples are reports, newsletters, a receipt, or a check. Data entered into a computer is called input. The processed results are called output. The cycle of input, process, output, and storage is called the information processing cycle."
  • Dux Computer Digest - Guides (Larry Byard)
    • Covers Hard Disk Drives, Motherboardsand Chipsets, Networking and Internet Sharing, and Processors (CPUs)
  • eHows: Computer Hardware (eHow, Inc.)
    • Step-by-step instructions on how to do just about anything, and buy the stuff you need to do it.. These eHows cover Desktops, Input and Output Devices, Laptops, Monitors, Palm Devices, Printers, RAM, cards and Motherboards, Scanners, Storage Devices
  • The Electronic Cookbook Archive (Dan Charrois)
    • "This is the WWW homepage for the Circuit Cookbook archive. It contains a great variety of files of interest to Electrical Engineering students and electronics enthusiasts."
  • Free Pc Tech Support - FAQs and Guides (NOSPIN Group)
    • "The NOSPIN Group web site contains over 200 pages, filled with all the information you need to solve your computer problems... and we are adding new pages every day."
  • - Le Guide du HardWare & de l'Optimisation PC ( SARL)
    • News and resources for getting the best performance out of PCs for French readers
  • Help2Go : free computer advice, help, tutorials, and reviews (Oscar Sodani and Bill Santry)
    • "Help2Go is a web site that seeks to offer visitors useful information about a wide variety of computer and internet-related topics in an easy-to-digest and (we hope) entertaining format."
  • IBM Personal Computing Support
  • MSDOS Programmer FAQ
  • The Operating Systems Collection (Chris Lattner)
    • Guides to getting the best out of the hardwarte and software that runs your PC, and also tips on interfacing to the outside world
  • PC-Clone Hardware Newsgroup Pointer
    • How to find information and support on PC clones
  • PC BUILD Listserv Mailing List (The NOSPIN Group, Inc.)
    • "PCBUILD is a mailing list devoted to people interested in building and repairing personal computers in the PC format. PCBUILD is strictly a hardware list. The discussion of software on the mailing list is taboo, except for Operating Systems such as DOS, Win95, WinNT, Unix, OS/2, Linux and others."
  • PC Computer Notes & online tutorials (CY7 Computer Services)
    • "PC ComputerNotes has been designed as an introductory level, online computer training course, providing tutorials on computer hardware, software, operating systems, and basic troubleshooting."
  • PC Guide (Charles M. Kozierok)
    • "This site was created to be a comprehensive, general resource on IBM-compatible personal computers. My goal has been to create a large body of independent information that could be used by anyone who had an interest in PCs to help build their understanding of PC systems, and enable them to get more from their machine. I want anyone from the total newbie to the accomplished expert to view The PC Guide as a place they can turn for accurate, complete and objective information."
  • PC Hardware FAQ
  • PC Hardware User Supplied Reviews (
    • "Who knows more about hardware components than the people who use them everyday? See what your fellow PC users have to say about all kinds of PC hardware products"
  • Performance and Upgrade Tips (
    • This page covers building, installing or upgrading a PC, and improving its performance
  • Resources for Computing and Web Programming (Novice) (UBC Faculty of Arts Co-op Program)
    • Here are some useful links to held you in your computing studies, database development or in setting up web pages.
  • Sci.Electronics.Repair (S.E.R) FAQ (Samuel M. Goldwasser)
    • This site features the "Notes on the Troubleshooting and Repair of..." series of comprehensive repair guides for consumer electronics equipment and other household devices.
  • Sundry computer resources for those building and maintaining PCs
  • System - Optimization - PC Hardware and Performance Guide (
  • The Tech Report - Personal computing explored
    • An extensive collection of support resources. is a web site with a mixture of PC related information. The older section is text based and has Company information along with products made by each company. Separate sections concentrate on issues with the Windows operating system and applications. The newer section is database driven and presents product descriptions, places to buy products and support related information as selected by the user
  • The Telson Spur -- Home Computing (Personal Computers)
    • One of a set of "Home" pages comprising the sterncastle or local section of The Telson Spur, this page is a list of links to on-line resources for Personal Computer users (in particular on-line help, technical support, and antivirus resources)
  • Terms and definitions - Performance (PC Webopedia)
    • See this page for definition of these terms: 16-bit, access time, benchmark, Black Box Testing, burst mode, cache, clock speed, clock tick, cycle time, data transfer rate, Dhrystone, FLOPS, interleave, latency, MFLOP, millisecond, MIPS, nanosecond, optimize, overhead, seek time, shadowing, SPEC, tweak, wait state, White Box Testing, zero wait state
  • Trish's Escape from Hardware Hell
    • A large collection of useful links to PC and network support resources
  • User Evaluations of On-Line Computer Hardware Vendors ( )
    • "Want to buy a computer product but don't know who you can trust? This survey's purpose is to evaluate companies who sell computer products (e.g. hardware, software, etc.) so you can know which ones are good, trustworthy companies and which ones to avoid"
  • (Hermanson, LLC)
    • Printer drivers, cdrom drivers, modem drivers, sound drivers, mouse drivers, monitor drivers, etc.
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Personal Computers - Newsgroups and FAQs
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Personal Computers - White Papers
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Personal Computers - Organizations and User Groups
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Personal Computers - Events
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Personal Computers - Related Topics
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Personal Computers - Books
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Personal Computers - Key Manufacturers
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