Operating Systems CSCI:487:S1 Fall, 2017 Instructor: Kenneth Brakke Office: SI 009 Office phone: 4466 Office hours: 1:00 - 3:00 MWF, 1:00-3:00 TTh officially. I am usually in my office 8:30-5:30 daily, except for my other classes (3:00-4:05 MWF and 10:00-11:35 TTh). You may also make an appointment. Text: Operating System Concepts, 9th edition, by Silberschatz, Galvin, and Gagne. ISBN 978-1-118-06333-0. Grading: Assignments 30% Midterm: 30% Final exam: 40% Course goals: To study the general principles of computer operating systems. This includes process management, file systems, scheduling, user interface, memory management, etc. Hands-on experience will include programming assignments making modifications to the Linux kernel. Class attendence policy: Be there. The Student Handbook states that one week's equivalence of absences is grounds for an F. I will note absences, and anybody that has what I regard as excessive absences will have their grade lowered as I see fit. Cheating and plagiarism: Don't. Studying together to understand the material is fine, but the work you hand in is to be your own. See the Student Handbook for the dire consequences of cheating or plagiarism. Final exam: there will be a comprehensive final exam held in the official final exam period for this course, Monday, December 11, from 8:00 to 10:00 am. Tell your family not to plan family vacations, weddings, rides home etc. until after finals.