Course code DatZ2016

Credit points 2

Operating Systems I

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes24

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation15.03.2018

Responsible UnitDepartment of Computer Systems

Course developer

author Datoru sistēmu katedra

Aleksejs Zacepins

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Basic concepts and evolution of operating systems are introduced to students during the course. Mainly desktop operating systems are discussed, but mobile and other device operating systems are mentioned as well. Actual Microsoft Windows and Mac operating systems are studied in details. Students acquire practical skills about Microsoft Windows and Mac operating system usability, administration and configuration options.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the course student will have:
•knowledge - about Microsoft Windows and Unix based operating systems;
•skills - to use, configure and to administrate Microsoft Windows, Mac and Unix based operating systems;
•competence - to individually analyse and solve possible usability problems of the operating systems.

Compulsory reading

1.Таненбаум Э. Современные операционные системы. Москва: Питер, 2010.1116 с.
2.Tanenbaum A.S., Bos H. Modern Operating Systems (4th Edition), Pearson; 4 edition (March 20, 2014). 1136 p.
Pieejams [04.2017.]:
3.Watson J. A History Of Computer Operating Systems: Unix, Dos, Lisa, Macintosh, Windows, Linux. Nimble Books LLC (June 27, 2008). 60 p.
4.Stark J. Linux: Linux Guide for Beginners: Command Line, System and Operation (Linux Guide, Linux System, Beginners Operation Guide, Learn Linux Step-by-Step), CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (19 July 2016). 165 p.

Further reading

1.Vogel M. Get started with ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Ebook (April 22, 2016), 546 p.
2.Robbins A. Classic Shell Scripting: Hidden Commands that Unlock the Power of Unix. O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (26 May 2005). 560 p.
Pieejams [04.2017.]:
3.Ward B. How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know 2nd Edition. No Starch Press; 2 edition (November 21, 2014). 392 p.
4.Žurnāls “LINUX journal”. Pieejams:

Periodicals and other sources

1. LINUX Format. UK. ISSN: 1470-4234 Pieejams:
2. Открытые системы. СУБД. Москва: Открытые системы. ISSN 1028-7493.
3. Системный администратор. Pieejams: ISSN 1813-557