9781418837259

Guide to Parallel Operating Systems with Windows XP and Linux

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    9781418837259

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    1418837253

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/19/2006
  • Publisher: Course Technology
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Summary

Parallel Operating Systems with Windows and Linux introduces the key features of computer operating systems. It assumes that the students have previously used a personal computer with the Windows or Linux operating systems. This text uses a unique approach for the presentation of operating system concepts. Each concept will first be presented conceptually. Then the concepts will be demonstrated on both of the two operating systems in parallel. This parallel structure will be enabled by using Microsoft Virtual PC 2004. Students will be able to instantly switch between the two operating systems to complete the numerous hands-on activities.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Hardware Components
1(40)
Virtual Machine Technology
2(1)
Hardware Components of a PC System
3(19)
Cases
4(1)
Power Supplies
4(1)
Cooling Systems
4(1)
Motherboards
5(4)
Input/Output Ports
9(3)
Expansion Cards
12(2)
Disk Drive Controllers
14(1)
Storage Devices
15(5)
Communications Devices
20(2)
Portable Computers
22(1)
Peripheral Devices
22(4)
Input Devices
22(2)
Output Devices
24(2)
Preventive Maintenance
26(4)
Cleaning
26(2)
Electrostatic Discharge
28(1)
Hazards
28(1)
Disposal
29(1)
Connecting Components and Testing a PC
30(3)
Color-Coded Connectors
30(2)
Cabling Up and Testing the PC
32(1)
Chapter Summary
33(1)
Key Terms
33(2)
Review Questions
35(4)
Case Projects
39(2)
Software Components
41(52)
Operating Systems
42(6)
Disk Operating System (DOS)
42(1)
Types of Kernels
42(6)
Functions of an Operating System
48(11)
Processor Management
49(2)
Memory Management
51(2)
Device Management
53(3)
Storage Management
56(1)
User Interface
57(2)
OS Interaction
59(5)
Interaction with Hardware
60(1)
Interaction with Applications
61(3)
Common PC Operating Systems
64(3)
DOS
64(1)
Windows
65(2)
Fedora Core 4
67(1)
System Utilities
67(13)
Text Editors
68(1)
Configuration Editors
69(1)
System Information
70(3)
System Monitors
73(7)
Applications
80(3)
Freeware for Windows XP
81(2)
Chapter Summary
83(1)
Key Terms
84(2)
Review Questions
86(5)
Case Projects
91(2)
File Systems
93(50)
Windows XP File System Characteristics
94(10)
Disk Partitions
94(1)
Drive-Lettering Conventions
95(3)
FAT16 File System
98(1)
FAT32 File System
99(1)
NT File System
99(4)
Optical Media File Systems
103(1)
Fedora Core 4 File System Characteristics
104(4)
Disk Partitions
104(1)
Drive Partition Naming Conventions
105(1)
Physical Drives in Fedora Core 4
106(1)
File Systems in Fedora Core 4
106(2)
File System Creation
108(9)
Windows XP File System Creation
108(6)
Fedora Core 4 File System Creation
114(3)
Mounting a File System
117(7)
Mounting a Windows XP File System
117(4)
Mounting a Fedora Core 4 File System
121(3)
Managing File Systems
124(10)
Managing Windows XP File Systems
124(8)
Managing Fedora Core 4 File Systems
132(2)
Chapter Summary
134(1)
Key Terms
135(1)
Review Questions
136(5)
Case Projects
141(2)
Directory Commands
143(56)
Directory Structures
144(2)
Displaying Directory Structures
146(14)
Displaying Directory Structures in the Windows XP CLI
146(7)
Displaying the Directory Structure with Windows Explorer
153(2)
Displaying the Directory Structure in Fedora Core 4
155(5)
Navigating the Directory Structure
160(6)
Navigating the Directory Structure in the Windows XP CLI
160(3)
Navigating Directory Structures in Windows Explorer
163(1)
Navigating Directory Structures in Fedora Core 4
164(2)
Working with Directories
166(10)
Creating Directories in the Windows XP CLI
166(1)
Creating Directories in the Windows XP GUI
167(2)
Creating Directories in Fedora Core 4
169(1)
Removing Directories in the Windows XP CLI
170(2)
Removing Directories in the Windows XP GUI
172(2)
Removing Directories in Fedora Core 4
174(2)
Working with Files
176(10)
Working with Files in the Windows XP CLI
176(4)
Working with Files in the Windows XP GUI
180(3)
Working with Files in Fedora Core 4
183(3)
Using Removable Drives for Application Data Storage
186(4)
Using Removable Drives in the Windows XP CLI
186(2)
Using Removable Drives in the Windows XP GUI
188(1)
Using Removable Drives in the Fedora Core 4 CLI
189(1)
Chapter Summary
190(1)
Key Terms
191(1)
Review Questions
192(5)
Case Projects
197(2)
Files and File Attributes
199(50)
Contents of Files
200(11)
Contents of Files in Windows XP
200(2)
Applications in Windows XP
202(4)
Contents of Files in Fedora Core 4
206(2)
Viewing Files in Fedora Core 4
208(3)
Using File Attributes
211(13)
Using File Attributes in the Windows XP CLI
211(7)
Using File Attributes in the Windows XP GUI
218(4)
Using File Attributes in Fedora Core 4
222(2)
Finding Files
224(18)
Finding Files in the Windows XP CLI
224(9)
Finding Files in Windows XP with the Search Companion
233(5)
Finding Files in Fedora Core 4
238(4)
Chapter Summary
242(1)
Key Terms
243(1)
Review Questions
243(5)
Case Projects
248(1)
Text Editors
249(70)
Overview of Common Text Editors
250(2)
Overview of DOS Edit
250(1)
Overview ofTextPad
250(1)
Overview of Vim
251(1)
Working with Files
252(11)
Working with Files in DOS Edit
253(3)
Working with Files in TextPad
256(2)
Working with Files in Vim
258(5)
Working with Lines of Text
263(8)
Working with Lines ofText in DOS Edit
263(4)
Working with Lines ofText in TextPad
267(2)
Working with Lines ofText in Vim
269(2)
Searching for Text Strings
271(11)
Searching for Text Strings in DOS Edit
272(1)
Searching for Text Strings in TextPad
273(6)
Searching for Text Strings in Vim
279(3)
Searching and Replacing Text Strings
282(11)
Searching and Replacing Text Strings in DOS Edit
283(1)
Searching and Replacing Text Strings in TextPad
284(2)
Searching and Replacing Text Strings Using Regular Expressions in TextPad
286(2)
Searching and Replacing Text Strings in Vim
288(5)
Editor Reference
293(19)
DOS Edit Reference
293(5)
TextPad Reference
298(9)
Vim Reference
307(5)
Chapter Summary
312(1)
Key Terms
313(1)
Review Questions
313(4)
Case Projects
317(2)
The Command Line
319(68)
Using the Command Line
320(21)
Using the Command Line with the Windows XP CLI
320(16)
Using the Command Line with Fedora Core 4
336(5)
Accessing Help
341(4)
Accessing Help with the Windows XP CLI
342(1)
Accessing the Man Pages in Fedora Core 4
343(2)
Displaying the Contents of Files
345(9)
Displaying the Contents of Files in the Windows XP CLI
345(1)
Displaying the Contents of Files in Fedora Core 4
346(8)
Creating Script Files
354(24)
The Six-Step Problem-Solving Process
354(1)
Creating Batch Programs in Windows XP
355(14)
Creating Scripts in Fedora Core 4
369(9)
Chapter Summary
378(1)
Key Terms
378(2)
Review Questions
380(4)
Case Projects
384(3)
Graphical User Interface
387(54)
Using the Start Menu and Application Menu
388(20)
Using the Windows XP Start Menu and Taskbar
388(15)
Using the Fedora Core 4 Application Menu
403(3)
Using the Fedora Core 4 Panel
406(2)
Tailoring the Desktop
408(6)
Tailoring the Windows XP Desktop
409(2)
Tailoring the Fedora Core 4 Desktop
411(3)
Accessing Local Data Resources
414(12)
Using Windows Explorer
415(6)
Using Konqueror in Fedora Core 4 for File Management
421(5)
Accessing Network Resources
426(8)
Client/Server Networks
426(1)
Peer-to-Peer Networks
427(1)
My Network Places in Windows XP
427(2)
Network Printers
429(2)
Network Resources in Fedora Core 4
431(3)
Chapter Summary
434(1)
Key Terms
435(1)
Review Questions
436(4)
Case Projects
440(1)
Applications
441(70)
Accessing the Help
442(9)
Using the Help and Support Center in Windows XP
442(6)
Using the Fedora Core 4 Help Center
448(3)
Accessing the Internet with a Web Browser
451(40)
Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer
451(2)
Browsing the Web with Firefox in Fedora Core 4
453(2)
Searching the Web with Internet Explorer
455(2)
Searching the Web with Firefox
457(1)
Configuring Internet Explorer
458(21)
Configuring the Firefox Browser
479(12)
Installing an Application
491(13)
Installing the Squeak Application in Windows XP
491(3)
Installing Squeak in Fedora Core 4
494(1)
Creating Objects in Squeak
495(9)
Chapter Summary
504(1)
Key Terms
505(1)
Review Questions
506(4)
Case Projects
510(1)
Operating System Management
511(60)
Performing Task Management
512(12)
Managing Tasks in Windows XP
512(7)
Managing Tasks in Fedora Core 4
519(5)
Monitoring Performance
524(16)
Monitoring System Performance in Windows XP
524(6)
Monitoring System Performance in Fedora Core 4
530(10)
Changing a User Password
540(5)
Using Strong Passwords
540(1)
Resetting User Passwords in Windows XP
541(3)
Managing Passwords in Fedora Core 4
544(1)
Changing a User Password in Fedora Core 4
544(1)
Using File Permissions
545(18)
Managing Windows NT File System Permissions
545(12)
Managing Fedora Core 4 File Permissions
557(6)
Chapter Summary
563(1)
Key Terms
563(1)
Review Questions
564(4)
Case Projects
568(3)
Appendix A 571(20)
Glossary 591(10)
Index 601

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