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IT posters to cover your empty walls

If you’re like us and have lots of empty wall space in your office you need to check out this list. We have collected a list of posters that focus on interesting information rather than nice-looking sunsets. And of course all are computer and network related.

We will definitely be ordering or printing some of these ourselves to add to the create spirit here at the office.

OS evolution over the past 60 years

Computer OS functionality and evolution, including UNIX and UNIX-like OSs and also Microsoft from DOS to Vista.
os-evolution
Price/availability: $19.99
Link: http://www.javvin.com/computer-operating-systems-os-map.html

Anatomy of a Linux System

Poster for O’Reilly’s Open Source Software Convention in 2001, so it’s a bit dated, but still full of information.
linux-anatomy
Price/availability: Free PDF download
Link: http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/linux/news/linuxanatomy_0101.html

Windows 2008 deployment planning

Two Windows 2008 posters showing core functionality and Active Directory components.
windows2008
Price/availability: Free PDF download
Link: http://www.itprosecure.com/main/blogs/windows_2008…

Linux kernel

A map of all functions and layers inside the Linux kernel.
linux-kernel
Price/availability: $15-30
Link: http://www.linuxdriver.co.il/kernel_map_poster

Network Management Architecture and Technologies Map

Everything there is to know about network management in one poster.
network-management
Price/availability: $19.99
Link: http://www.javvin.com/networkmanagementmap.html

Network protocols

Everything there is to know about network management in one poster.

network-protocols

Price/availability: $19.99
Link:
http://www.javvin.com/map.html

OSI Model

The poster shows the OSI model including details about each layer.

osi-model

Price/availability: $19.95
Link:
http://www.itposters.com/networkessentials.html

Network Architecture

The poster shows all Ethernet implementations illustrated with their IEE 802 specifications.

network-architecture

Price/availability: $19.95
Link:
http://www.itposters.com/networkessentials.html

Internet World

Poster showing international routes and transmission capacity in 2000.

internet-world

Price/availability: $29.95
Link:
http://www.bitwisegifts.com/page/bg/PROD/14000/14003

CAIDA Internet Map: Edition 2

Visual “Skitter graph” of Internet connectivity generated from real data.

internet-map

Price/availability: $19.95
Link:
http://www.bitwisegifts.com/page/bg/PROD/14000/14007

Domain name system

Diagram explaining how DNS and domain names work and how it’s governed.

dns

Price/availability: Free PDF download
Link:
http://www.dubberly.com/maps/domain-name-system.html

Country codes

Globe with all ccTLDs and phone country codes.

country-codes

Price/availability: $25-40
Link:
http://www.visibone.com/countries/

Global Internet Map 2006

Global map showing the Internet’s infrastructure.

global-internet-map

Price/availability: $225
Link:
http://www.telegeography.com/products/map_internet/index.php

Web Trend Map 2008

Creative poster showing the top Internet brands in 2008.

web-trends

Price/availability: $55 or free PDF download
Link:
http://informationarchitects.jp/web-trend-map-3-get-it/

MySQL Charts

Set of two posters with MySQL statements and functions.

mysql

Price/availability: $20-30
Link:
http://www.visibone.com/sql/#chart

MS SQL Server 2005

Poster with system views in Microsoft MS SQL server 2005.

mssql

Price/availability: free PDF download
Link:
http://blogs.msdn.com/publicsector/archive/2005/12/27/507618.aspx

History of Programming Languages

A timeline plotting the evolution of over 50 programming languages.

programming-history

Price/availability: free PDF download
Link:
http://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/news/languageposter_0504.html

Mother tongues of computer languages

Shows relations and branches of computer programming languages.

programming-branches

Price/availability: free hi-res PNG download
Link:
http://www.digibarn.com/collections/posters/tongues/

.NET Framework 3.5 , types and namespaces

Commonly used types and namespaces in Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.

dotnet

Price/availability: free PDF download
Link:
http://blogs.msdn.com/pandrew/archive/2007/11/02/announcing…

Hopefully you found some nice posters for your walls. Our guess is that there are lots of other great posters out there in addition to these, so if you’ve seen any good ones let us know in the comments!



42 Comments

Very immense. Some of those are really cool. Shame some of them don’t give you a more detailed view. I might have purchased a couple of them, if I could see some detail.

Keep up the good work.

There is a PNG version of the the Kernel Map. It is even clickable with links to some documentation on linux.no
http://www.linuxdriver.co.il/kernel_map

I wanted to suggest one more poster for your collection: A rather unique map of the world’s ccTLDs — in which each ccTLD is sized according to the population of each country. Here is a visual: http://www.bytelevel.com/map/ccTLD.html

Thanks!

Web Services “standards”

http://www.innoq.com/resources/ws-standards-poster/

Perl’s Periodic Table of the Operators
http://www.ozonehouse.com/mark/blog/code/PeriodicTable.html

Your “Country codes” map has the wrong URL. You put in the same URL as the “Domain Name System.” Otherwise, nice list.

ZapThink’s SOA Implementation Roadmap, Free PDF Download: http://www.zapthink.com/report.html?id=ZTS-GI103

Gabriel, thanks for the catch. Fixed now. :)

Great list. I really like the ‘Anatomy of a Linux System’ poster. Now if only I could find some free space on my walls…

As a recent purchaser of Adobe Flex Builder 3, I was sent four free posters with cool ActionScript 3 Class Diagrams and Flex 3 Classes (core to advanced)… these posters look awesome and I am going to have them framed =)

If you develop or are interested in developing in AS / Flex, you can get the posters in PDF format for free and have them printed if you like.. good stuff! (Otherwise for the high-quality prints I think you have to purchase Flex Builder 3).

Here is the link for the free PDFs

http://flex.org/posters/

My company has a large size Murphy’s Law Poster in the conference room.

Cheers

For math-geeks there’s some stuff here (like prime number posters):
http://www.perfsci.com/souvenirs.htm

So all these people put down so much work to MAKE a great OS for FREE, from scratch, and i have to pay for some idiot who made a poster describing it?

Interactive map and poster of GNU/Linux OS and FOSS:
http://www.makelinux.net/system/

Lol, as bad as it sounds, being an IT major, I’d actually seriously consider buying some of these! I especially dig the linux kernel map there.

Thank you, my wall is happy now!

Nice list, a few of these will go on my new shop walls. Thanks!

Thanks