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  Operating system (Linux Reviews)
Apart from the kernel, an operating system is often distributed with system software that manages a graphical user interface (although Windows and Macintosh have integrated these programs into the operating system), as well as utility programs for tasks such as managing files and configuring the operating system.
Like the term "operating system" itself, the question of what exactly the "kernel" should manage is subject to some controversy, with debates over whether things like file systems should be included in the kernel.
Mainframe operating systems, such as IBM's z/OS, and embedded operating systems such as VxWorks, eCos, and Palm OS, are usually unrelated to Unix and Windows, except for Windows CE, Windows NT Embedded 4.0 and Windows XP Embedded which are descendants of Windows, and several *BSDs, and Linux distributions tailored for embedded systems.
linuxreviews.org /dictionary/Operating_system   (3481 words)

 Comparison of Operating Systems:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
If you are a beginner it may be helpful to know that an operating system is the system software that manages and controls the activities of the computer.
An operating system allows the user to find programs, copy and delete information, and control settings without having to know the specific coding or directions.
The user must decide whether their filing systems, such as FAT32 or NTFS, are compatible with the operating system that they choose.
pigseye.kennesaw.edu /~nbimmerl/Introduction.htm   (326 words)

 Brad Appleton's Operating Systems Links
As an object-oriented operating system, its architecture is organized into frameworks of objects that are hierarchically classified by function and performance.
In this project we are investigating the requirements of an operating system to support persistence and propose to design and construct a new operating system, known as Grasshopper, which has explicit support for persistent systems.
Harmony is a multitasking, multiprocessing operating system for realtime control, developed at the National Research Council to serve a need for a flexible system for realtime control of robotics experiments and for other applications of embedded systems where predictable temporal performance is a requirement.
www.cmcrossroads.com /bradapp/links/os-links.html   (2111 words)

 Comparison of operating systems - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Due to the large number and variety of available Linux distributions, all of these operating systems are grouped under a single entry in these tables.
There are also a wide variety of minor BSD operating sytems, many of which can be found at Comparison of BSD operating systems.
Comparison of known unpatched vulnerabilities is based on Secunia vulnerabilities reports with a severity of less critical and above.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Comparison_of_operating_systems   (750 words)

 A Comparison of Operating Systems: An extensive report into the inner workings of the OS
Comparing and contrasting operating systems cannot be performed unless one considers the open source movement: the free operating system.
WIN/98 operating systems three primary capabilities (graphics-oriented user interface, multitasking, and hardware independence) are not new, but combining the three into one operating system is. There are two types of system resources: user and GDI (Graphic Device Interface).
File system of an operating system is a comparison to a library on the hard drive.
josephdamiano.com /Articles/a_comparison_of_operating_system.htm   (5158 words)

 Server Operating Systems Technical Comparison
For non-technical persons: A general overview of operating systems for non-technical people is located at: kinds of operating systems.
Brief summaries of operating systems are located at: summaries of operating systems.
The holistic area looks at operating systems from a holistic point of view and particular subjects in that presentation may be useful for comparison.
www.osdata.com   (1331 words)

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Students will learn about fundamental operating systems principles: definition and comparison of operating systems, hardware services for system protection and memory management, the kernel and shell, file I/O and buffering, file system, process and thread control, signals, interprocess communication and synchronization.
They will be able to write Unix system programs that utilize system services, and they will understand the benefits and complications of buffering, asynchronous events, and synchronized communicating processes or threads.
This course is essential preparation for the 5103 Operating Systems course; students must understand operating systems services and the systems programmers' view of an operating system from the outside before they can understand operating systems design from the inside.
www-users.cs.umn.edu /~barry/course-desc/4061.txt   (1529 words)

 Microsoft Windows NT and Sun Microsystems Solaris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Sun’s UNIX operating system began life as a port of BSD UNIX to the Sun-1 workstation.
With the predicted growth in multiprocessor systems, Sun invested heavily in the development of a new operating system kernel, with a primary focus on multiprocessor scalability.
The framework implements several disk-based file systems (such as UNIX File System, MS-DOS File System, and CD-ROM File System), network file systems (such as NFS V2 and V3), and pseudo file systems (such as the PROCFS, the process file system that abstracts processes as files).
www.planetspaceball.com /cs535/NT_Solaris_Comparison/Comparison.html   (11077 words)

 Operating Systems
The purpose of this course is to teach the students the techniques used in the design and implementation of Operating Systems.
The comparison between the Operating Systems will allow the student to learn the benefits and limitations of different techniques.
Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, 5th edition, William Stallings, Prentice Hall, 2005, ISBN: 0-13-147954-7.
www.personal.psu.edu /faculty/w/x/wxc28/oscourse.htm   (704 words)

 Operating Systems -- Oregon State University's K-12 Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The manufacturer's warranty may be void if you install an updated version of your operating system over the OS version that came with your computer.
Upgrading an operating system is usually involved and time intensive.
You must also purchase a new license for the new operating system, plus some of your older peripherals and software may need to be upgraded.
k12online.oregonstate.edu /Forms/os.htm   (326 words)

 Operating Systems Comparison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The problem with these systems is that their were never designed to interact with other computers and operating systems making it hard to add new capabilities to the company computer mix.
One of the biggest shortcomings of this series of operating systems was the lack of decent connectivity and interoperability.
There are a series of operating systems that do not tie themselves to a specific vendor but only one, Linux, that also offers independence from a specific machine architecture.
www.netshooter.com /linux/oscomp.html   (2196 words)

 Paper: Comparison of Operating Systems http://www.ric.edu/schaefer/cs335/opscompr.htm
For each system, begin with a terminal in the DIAL state, and write everything, or a summary of everything, that appears on the screen from the DIAL state to the time when the terminal is disconnected.
Will the system tell who else is on the system and/or how many, what they are doing, and for how long, what their status is? Show sample invocations of commands and responses or summary responses and detail some of the information being shown.
Some features may not exist for a particular operating system, or the feature / command exists but it is not available or implemented here.
www.ric.edu /schaefer/cs435/opscompr.htm   (722 words)

 A Comparison of Operating Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The terminal is very neat and clean, the attendants all ver y attractive, the pilots very capable.
The fleet of Learjets the carrier operates is immense.
It is claimed to cost less per passenger mile to operate these humungous planes than any other aircraft ever built, unless you personally have to pay for the ticket.
www.infosys.tuwien.ac.at /Staff/ek/fun/os_comparison.html   (554 words)

 Free Essay MS-Dos History, History of Operating Systems
These systems could run some PC applications specially configured for them, but within a short time, they were withdrawn because the public demanded PC compatibility.
To obtain the operating system from Microsoft, clone makers had to sign an agreement to pay Microsoft a royalty for every copy of DOS sold with their computers.
These people fully expected to have their existing systems maintained and supported until they were ready to switch over to any new system.
www.echeat.com /essay.php?t=27653   (2111 words)

 Yale ITS Mobile Technology Software
Since upgrading an operating system to the latest version of UNICes may not always be possible, ITS supports the versions that are one step previous to the latest.
Other flavors of UNIX (AIX, HP-UX andTru64) and Unix-like operating systems (other Linux distributions and BSD) have a small user community and can be difficult to support.
Service packs are not considered operating system upgrades, but rather a collection of patches to help your operating system run more stably and securely.
www.yale.edu /its/software/operating_systems/index.html   (606 words)

 Operaing System Comparisons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Since Windows is such an easy to use operating system (its greatest claim to fame is that it is easy to use), you would think that patching its innumerable deficiencies and bugs would also be quick, easy, and reliable.
That you are on a system that is more commonly hacked or less commonly hacked really doesn't matter because you still have to be dilligent about keeping the software up-to-date.
The fundemental flaw in the MS-Windows operating syste, which cannot be fixed without breaking a lot of other things, is the ability for applications to "hook" into system service calls.
www.commercialventvac.com /~jeffs/OS_comparison.html   (2420 words)

LINUX and Windows NT are operating systems that support multiprocessor environment and distributed operating system approach.
This term project presents a descriptive comparison of the two operating systems which is he result of research of both the operating systems.
Towards the end a comparison table of the conclusions is shown which summarizes the complete research in the form of tables taking the operating system convenience, network operability and interoperability of operating systems.
www.iit.edu /~maheakh/spring00/cs550/proposal.html   (408 words)

 Graduate Student Seminar - Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta
As computer vendors are currently interested in building more powerful computers with faster processors and more memory, it may sound surprising that there is any interest left in embedded systems with 1024 bytes of RAM and a 1 Mhz processor.
The comparison criterion is the memory footprint; we look into how much memory is required to run such an operating system and what services are available in such small memory space.
The goal is to determine the smallest memory footprint for embedded operating systems and what are the factors that determine such a footprint.
www.cs.ualberta.ca /php/abstract.php?record_num=260   (148 words)

 HP OpenVMS systems
HP is bringing its OpenVMS operating system, middleware, and application portfolio to Intel® Itanium® architecture, which has a 64-bit model and basic system functions similar to the Alpha chip.
AlphaServer system architecture supports both IEEE and VAX system floating-point formats in hardware, and OpenVMS compilers generate code using the VAX system formats by default, with options (on AlphaServer systems) to use IEEE formats.
Irrespective of whether it was originally written for VAX systems or AlphaServer systems, an OpenVMS application that uses the default VAX system floating-point formats needs to produce equivalent behavior on the Itanium architecture using IEEE formats at the lowest level.
h71000.www7.hp.com /openvms/whitepapers/index.html   (1494 words)

 USENIX 1996 ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
We evaluate the systems using freely available micro- and application benchmarks to characterize the behavior of their operating system services.
Our results show that the x86 operating systems and system libraries we tested fail to deliver the Pentium's full memory write performance to applications.
Although each operating system out-performs the others in some area, we conclude that no one system offers clearly better overall performance.
www.usenix.org /publications/library/proceedings/sd96/lai.html   (201 words)

 Comparison of operating systems (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of operating systems.
Although Lisa OS ran on the same microprocessor and was being developed at the same time by the same company as Mac OS, very little code was shared between the two.
Note that defaults shown as N/A (not available) simply mean that the system has no default and that the user has a plethora of choices of implementations to install via available packages.
comparison-of-operating-systems.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (190 words)

 Comparison of BSD operating systems - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, they do sometimes accept non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and include a limited number of closed-source HAL modules for specific device drivers in their source tree, in order to support the hardware of companies who cannot provide purely open source drivers (such as HALs to program software-defined radios so that vendors do not violate FCC regulations).
A significant focus of development over the last five years has been "SMPng", a fine-grained SMP architecture intended to support higher levels of scalability, and KSE, an M:N threading implementation also targeted at scalability.
Another attempt to profile worldwide BSD usage is the *BSDstats Project, whose primary goal is to demonstrate to hardware vendors the penetration of BSD and viability of hardware drivers for the operating system.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Comparison_of_BSD_operating_systems   (2310 words)

 IT 3700 Research Project: Comparison of Operating Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
IT 3700 Research Project: Comparison of Operating Systems
Introduction:  This website is devoted to bringing consumers information about the three major operating systems on the market and the companies that produce them:  Windows (Microsoft), Macintosh OS (Apple), and Unix/Linux (Lucent Technology).
  In addition, if you would like to learn more about operating systems, I provide a few links to help you research this topic more in-depth.
pigseye.kennesaw.edu /~jmeeks2/TopicHomePage.htm   (75 words)

 Operating Systems.NET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The 'Reloaded' version of operatingsystems.net is has arrived.
We are adding new content daily, including the popular technical comparisions and history of operating systems section.
The Answer is not simple - but here is our operating systems portal.
www.operatingsystems.net /index.htm   (92 words)

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