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California State University Stanislaus

CS 3750-001: Operating Systems I

Fall 2023

12:30 - 1:45 pm, Tu Th, DBH 165, Dr. Megan Thomas

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Welcome to CS3750-001, an introduction to operating systems. Topics include:

Introduction to computer operating system design and implementation issues. Historical development of operating systems; management of processes, concurrent processes, storage, and I/O systems; distributed operating systems; protection and security; ethical issues relating to security and privacy; and case studies of operating systems.

Prerequisites: CS 3100 and CS 3740.

Announcements and Upcoming Events

10 Oct 2023 SOSP Videos assignment: Watch at least four of the talks given on the SOSP History Day in 2015. Do not select the 'Overview of the Day' or 'Founding of SOSP' or 'Reminiscences on SOSP' videos. Any other four on that page (given after 9am and before 5pm).
For each of the videos you watch, write a one paragraph summary. In addition to the summary, name at least two people the speakers mentioned and the reason each person was mentioned, or name two topics in the talk that overlap with topic we have discussed in class.
(The YouTube video links at the bottom of the "ACM & VIDEO" pages work even if you do not log in to the ACM Digital Library.)
4 Sept 2023 Vint Cerf came up in conversation last Thursday. Here is a podcast interview with Vint Cerf, 5 July 2023, by the Babbage podcast. Should be available on your favorite podcast application.
28 Aug 2023 Career Fair on 10/4, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, at the Event Center. (Some preparation events before then, to help with resume creation, etc.)
Career Center Events, Fall 2023
22 Aug 2023 Welcome to CS 3750!


Lab 1 10
Problem Set 1 10
SOSP Videos Report 8
Problem Set 2 10
Lab 2 10
Lab 3 25


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