An in-depth study of the components and functions of computer operating systems. Topics include system services, file system management, memory management, resource allocation, scheduling, processing levels, multitasking, deadlocks, and interprocess protection mechanisms. Programming projects involve use of system calls in UNIX and Windows. A computer use course.
Students will be able to describe operating design and implementation principles. Through the course, the students will be able to manage computer resources using multiple approaches while considering synchronization, security, and other issues in resources sharing.