whats w/that? all that knowledge for FREE!!! HAHAHAHA ::evil grin::
im assuming this is a promo thing?
aaah, Assembly....*drool*....*slowly slipping away*...WOW! Stay
real, Assembly is futile.
is that offer for real?
I'm definetly going to do it....it's about time i wrote my own operating system :).
well i have spoken to some people who received the books :) looks good :) no strings attached
aparently intel runs a similar promotion from time to time and just to avoid confusion these are not books to teach you asm but reference manuals(once again according to people who have the books)
how much for the shipping?
i ordered a free cds, but had to pay like 10 $ for the s/h
or is it TRULLY free?
Intel's been doing the same thing for a few years now. So if AMD is doing it like Intel, then it's completely free...that means the shipping too.
And they're pretty good manuals, not cheap ones like you'd expect.
Is intel currently doing anything like this?
Before anybody orders any of these please heed my advice, I dont want people disappointed in the books and I dont want valuable resources wasted because of these misunderstandings.
Unless you know x86 ASM and have a real interest/need for reference do not order the books. First of all the AMD books are on advanced stuff about the x86-64, and although the intel books are on the arch. that most of us are running on they are still advanced reference manuals that non-asm people will never use.
These are tech manuals which are generally free, because only a small number of developers need them due to their subject, if everyone goes spreading the word on this as something that will teach ASM the people who really need them may end up having to pay in the future due to tons of people ordering things that they simply have no need for.
By ordering these books without a strong understanding in ASM you are simply wasting trees.
>>simply have no need for.
i would think that if you see x86 reference books on the order page, youre just not going to order them unless you are a asm programmer or have an interest in it. the more you know the better off you are, learning or even grasping the concepts of asm are going to help you out in your higher level programming life
I am trying to emphasize that unless you are already a strong asm programmer these books will not help you, I would not call myself strong in asm, but I can kind of read it and I have seen the content of these books and people with mediocre asm experience will be disappointed and the books with go to waste, I know some people will get these books to "learn" asm, but I wanted to emphasize to people not to do that.
Most of what is described in the books is very specialized reference that even a strong asm programmer will never need, and the small amounts that they do need shouldn't be hard to find online, these books are intended only for those which are working one on one with intel/AMD products, not for the casual developer or even professional developers which are asm hobbyists.
so you would compare it to a Stroustrup book rather than a c++ for dummies....or something like that, right?!
Yeah, they are like Stroustrup for ASM [on steroids :)]
i get your point, his books are extremly hard to learn from, not impossible, but VERY time consuming, you spend as much time on the net looking things up as you do w/your face in the book. but then again, c++ for dummies just doesnt do the trick...but thanks for the warning
I rather have free boobs.