Linux Kernel 核心中文手册
Description: An operating system must work closely with the hardware system that is the base of it. The operating system needs to use some of the functions that are provided only by hardware. To get a complete understanding of Linux, you need to know the basic knowledge of the underlying hardware. This chapter has been carried out for the hardware of modern PC.
In January 1975, the Popular Electronics magazine covered the picture of Altair 8080 on the cover, and a revolution began. Altair 8080, named after the early "Star Trek epsode", requires only $397, which can be assembled by personal electronics enthusiasts themselves. It has a Intel 8080 processor and 256 bytes of memory, but there is no screen and keyboard. As measured by today's standards, it is too shabby.
Linux Kernel 核心中文手册.chm, 559279, 2011-08-15