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Operating Systems, 7.5 hp

Short Description

Operating systems come in different flavors: Unix, MacOS, Windows etc. While looking all different, they actually share many characteristics. The main functions are to implement abtractions like processes (threads), virtual memory (segments), i/o streams, and files for the benefit to the user (programmer). Other functions are there for security and resource allocation.

This class aims at presenting the key concepts in a rather general framework, over 3 week end seminars


This class is level AB


Program design, Algebra, Computer Architecture, and Information Technology courses.


A. Silberschatz, P. B. Galvin, G. Gagne. Operating System Concepts. Seventh Edition Wiley, 2002 (ISBN: 0-471-69466-5)


Frédéric Haziza : Main lecturer and responsible for the course
Karl Marklund: Responsible for the laborations

Before the first meeting

  • Buy the book and bring it
  • Read/skim trough chapter 1 and 2
  • Bring the UU card, if you have one

Updated  2008-02-20 15:46:22 by Frédéric Haziza.