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CIS 310 Operating Systems

Barbara Nostrand, Ph.D.


Welcome to Operating Systems. Operating systems are reponsible for allocating and controlling computer resources. Operating systems are reponsible for providing an enhance interface to application programs. Finally, operating systems are responsible for providing a user interface. In addition to general purpose operating systems such as Mac-OS, Microsoft Windows, and Unix, there are many special purpose oprating systems residing inside of game controllers, Palm Pilots, industrial control equipment, and many other appliances.


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Exam 1 is due OCT 13
Exam 2 is due NOV 29