Putting the “You” in CPU

In this web content, the author highlights their curiosity about what happens when a program runs on a computer. They mention their struggle with understanding the low-level details and how programs execute on the CPU. They also mention their research process, where they had to go through various sources to gather information, even if it sometimes conflicted. After weeks of research and extensive notes, the author believes they have a better understanding of how computers work. They express their desire for a comprehensive article that explains this information, which motivates them to write one themselves. They also mention that chapter 3 of the article contains new and interesting information, unless you are someone like Linus Torvalds.


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