Understanding Operatings System Chapter 1

Topics: Operating system, Computer, Mac OS X Pages: 3 (889 words) Published: March 2, 2013
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1. Name five current operating systems (not mentioned in this chapter) and the computers or configurations each operate.

Novell DR Doss OS was compatible for personal IBM computers
|Processor |286 or better | |RAM |512 KB | |Drive space |5 MB (assumed) | |Drives |Runs from hard disk or diskette | |Video |Monochrome, CGA, EGA, VGA or better | |File systems |FAT, FAT32 (maybe - there was a v8 that supported FAT32, but it no| | |longer appears available on the web site. |

Ubuntu desktop
700. z processor (about Intel Celeron or better)
701. 512 MiB RAM (system memory)
702. 5 GB of hard-drive space (or USB stick, memory card or external drive but see Live CD for an alternative approach) 703. VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution
704. Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1GB of memory
5 GB of available disk space
DVD drive for installation
Solaris – from Sun Microsystems
At least 2 GB. A minimum of 4 GB for production servers. 8 GB is optimal x86_64-based processors (AMD64 or EM64T architecture Window server 2012
160 GB hard disk with a 60 GB system partition
1.4 GHz (64-bit processor) or faster for single core
3. GHz (64-bit processor) or faster for multi-core

3. Explain the impact of the evolution of computer hardware and the accompanying evolution of operating system software

The evolution of...
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