Will Update this soon...
Pretty much this will include information on hardware, tips, malicious type stuff, etc..
Alright, this is just coming from my assorted knowledge of stuff, im gonna start with hardware and just some random shit correct me if i'm wrong.
CPU stands for central processing unit! Its the brain power behind your computer and such its also called a processor and shit there is other types of processors such a GPU (graphics processing unit) but we'll get into that later. When considering buying its useful to know how many cores and its clock speed in GHz (gigahertz), for example, mine is a Intel (brand) Core 2 duo (basically saying its dual core or two cores) when you have multiple cores your computer recognizes the two cores and two independent CPUs because each core handles data that is given to it. As i was saying i have a intel core 2 duo clocked at 2.53 GHz the rule of thumb is the higher the clock speed the faster the CPU can read and write and shit like that.
RAM also known as Random Access Memory is the memory that your computer uses to temporarily store data on the go. It stores it there just long enough to access the string of binary or w/e later on to refer to. Theres 2 types of RAM now-a-days! DDR2 is becoming rather outdated but still used while it uses more power than DDR3 and takes longer its 'kay. DDR3 uses less power, is faster, and generally all around more 1337 the only downfall is you need a motherboard (like everything else) that supports it, etc, etc. The more RAM you have the better off you are because the more on the go memory your computer has to store shit to, BUT if you have over 2 (or maybe its 3) GB (gigabytes) of RAM then to fully utilize that RAM you'd have to have a x64 Bit OS (operation system) for example windows XP professional x64 or windows vista x64 bit ultimate.
Hard drives is where your computer stores data long term (and i mean long term the data can be recovered even after its deleted even from your recycle bin). The rule of thumb being the bigger your hard drive the bigger your penis, i mean storage space. Theirs diffrent types of hard drives and diffrent speeds at which they tranfer data and such i dont really know much about that but i will research and add to this later. Theirs also portable hard drives and flash drives (USB sticks) that can be used as on the go storage space.
Aight den niggaz ima change dis shit up right quick seen? Operating Systems act as a means for the user (you) to have a graphical interface to communicate with the hardware of your computer. A (good) operating system supports the basic I/O (input/output) hardware such as mouse and a keyboard. Theres diffrent types of operating systems such as 32 bit and 64bit the main diffrence is 32 has compatibility with alot of programs 64 bit is shit when talking about compatibilty BUT 64 bit supports more RAM and makes a CPU with 64 bit architechture more efficent whereas 32 bit only supports up to like 2 or 3 GB of RAM. Not only does an OS do all of this is also indexes files on the hard drive and allows a user to access that information later on when needed and the OS also provides compatibilty with programs for that user to use.