equired Actions: Review the course report written requirements, begin research, and drafting report.
will begin working on a draft of the course report during this two week
session and continue developing the written content thru Week 8. The
draft report will be completed and submitted at the end of Week 8 for
review. Your course professor will provide you with feedback on the
draft copy once submitted with the expectations that you will
incorporate those suggestions into a revised, final version of your
report to be completed and submitted at the end of Week 10. Be sure to
proof and edit you work before submitting. Always cite your source
using APA guidelines. You must utilize resources outside of the course
textbook for this project. References to the course textbook are not
For this project you are required to complete a written report that includes an analysis of an operating system.
written report is expected to be at least 10 - 14 pages, NOT including
title, table of contents, and reference pages. The following topics are
required for inclusion in your written report:
A. Design principles underlying the operating system.
B. Major elements of process management.
Methods for inter-process communication (shared memory or message
systems, direct or indirect, one or two way). Any networking
capabilities may also be discussed here or in an additional topic
D. Major elements of memory management.
E. Major elements of scheduling.
F. Major elements of file system handling.
G. Methods for handling I/O functions.
H. Major elements of the programming interface (what the programmer needs to know to use the system).
I. Advantages and disadvantages of this operating system including which environments this operating system works best.