Introduction to Operating Systems

Introduction to Operating Systems

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The [Course Wiki]( serves as the syllabus for Introduction to Operating Systems. But, for a high-level view of the course, we have listed the lessons:

Part 1: Introduction

- Lesson 1: Course Overview- Lesson 2: Introduction to Operating Systems

Part 2: Process and Thread Management

- Lesson 1: Processes and Process Management- Lesson 2: Threads and Concurrency- Lesson 3: Threads Case Study: PThreads- Lesson 4: Thread Implementation Considerations- Lesson 5: Thread Performance Considerations

Part 3: Resource Management and Communication

- Lesson 1: Scheduling- Lesson 2: Memory Management- Lesson 3: Inter-Process Communication- Lesson 4: Synchronization Constructs- Lesson 5: I/O Management- Lesson 6: Resource Virtualization

Part 4: Distributed Systems

- Lesson 1: Remote Services- Lesson 2: Distributed File Systems- Lesson 3: Distributed Shared Memory- Lesson 4: Data Center Technologies




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