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Answers to Exercises
NOTE: One reason, we’ve included many open-ended questions as well as paper-and-pencil exercises in
the Exercises that are listed before the Advanced Exercises, is to give students a chance to explain their
understanding of the inner workings of an operating system. A second reason is that with the ubiquitous
Internet resources available (including unauthorized downloaded answers to these exercises), other
types of questions require less original thought.
If you (as instructor) have suggestions or comments on these exercises, or other aspects of the text,
please pass them along. This textbook has benefited immensely over the past 20 years, as a direct result
of your collective feedback.
Ann McIver McHoes (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)
Research Topics– Chapter 1
Answers will vary. Good sources of information are IEEE Computer Journal, Communications of the
ACM, and other computer journals and magazines that have articles comparing new operating systems.
Be sure to emphasize the need for credible sources, especially with regard to wikis and blogs on the
Exercises – 1
1. Name five current operating systems and the computers or configurations each operates.
This answer can vary greatly but good answers could include the following:
Propriety software written by Apple to run its iPhone.
A proprietary operating system written by Sony to run its PS2 gaming system.
HP’s proprietary version of UNIX for use on Hewlett Packard workstations and servers.
Created by Sun Microsystems to run on computers serving as hosts or workstations.
Created by DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation), a proprietary operating system designed to
run only on the VAX minicomputer hardware.
A proprietary operating system first marketed by IBM to run on its PS/2 microcomputers.
An open source operating system written by Andrew Ta