Operating Systems

 

Discussion

 

1.Supporting Activity: OS Server

 

Perform a web search for operating system virtualization software such as VirtualBox or VMware.

 

Write a 200- to 300-word short-answer response to the following:

 

•What are the differences and similarities between Windows Server(r) OS and the desktop OS version?

 

 

 

Discussion

 

 

 

2. Supporting Activity: Embedded OS

 

Write a 200- to 300-word short-answer response to the following:

 

•What are some of the key characteristics of an embedded OS?

 

•Describe some examples of markets where embedded systems are used. Discuss why they are important.

 

•Describe some examples of markets where embedded systems are used.

 

 

 

Discussion

 

 

 

3. Supporting Activity: Linux® Versus UNIX® Setuid

 

Write a 200- to 300-word short-answer response to the following:

 

•In what ways does the Linux® setuid feature differ from the setuid feature in standard UNIX®? In what ways is the Linux® implementation preferred?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Write a 3-page paper describing four types of failures that may occur in a distributed system. Specify which of these are also applicable to a centralized system. Choose two of the four failures and describe how you would isolate and fix each failure.

 

APA format requires a concluding paragraph which sums up the whole paper.                                                                 

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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