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Supposedly a unit on operating systems, but has been found to be somewhat lacking in content. The beginning of the unit is used as an excuse to teach C (this may changed with the new C programming unit). There is a project of varying difficultly (in 2003 it was writing a portable shell, it has gotten harder since then) which is in C.

This serves as many student's introduction to the C programming language. It unfortunately does not serve as their introduction into the debugging tools that would make it otherwise bearable.

Has been taught by ChrisMcDonald and LyndonWhile.

Textbook is by WilliamStallings (who also writes a ComputerArchitecture book), it is of passable quality, but he's certainly no AndrewTannenbaum.

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