Fundamental Hardware

Whilst there is not generally recognised definition as to what constitutes ‘Fundamental Hardware’, for the purpose of the articles written here we can consider the fundamentals to be any basic component that must exist for the computer to be operable.

Some of the components mentioned in these articles are covered in more detail elsewhere on the site. Wherever possible, articles here will be updated to reflect information that is added later.


The Hardware Software
Strictly speaking, the subject of the below article falls into the realms of software rather than being a hardware component.

However, the software discussed has a marked difference from what we would normally expect when we talk of software and it is inextricably linked with the articles above.