Yeah; there are some good books and ebooks on the Internet, in Libraries, in shops. If you can get your hands on old equipment though nothing beats just plain fiddling around.
If you don't have old useless equipment; upgrade your own PC. Safe because you have instructions from the new hardware and you'll still learn a lot.
A Knight is sworn to Honour. His heart knows only Virtue. His blade defends the helpless. His might upholds the Weak. His word speaks only truth. His wrath undoes the Wicked.