COLLEGE OF SCIENCE,
ENGINEERING AND
TECHNOLOGY

Unix Lab

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

TECH 415

Unix Lab

Unix Lab


The main focus of this lab is Dual-Boot with UNIX/ Windows. The operating system UNIX and the many different versions of UNIX are studied. Although they share common similarities, the most popular varieties of UNIX are Sun Solaris, GNU/ Linux, and MacOSX. The students are introduced to the function, internal data structures, and operations of operating systems and their associated file systems. Students are introduced to a graphical user interface (GUI) similar to Microsoft Windows which provides an easy to use environment.

UNIX was created in the 1970s by AT&T’s Bell Laboratories and has gone through design evolutions by both universities and companies. After more than 30 years of use, the UNIX operating system is still regarded as one of the most powerful, versatile, and flexible operating systems. Its popularity hinges on its simplicity, open standards design, its ability to run on a wide variety of machines, and its portability.

Students learning about Unix

Students learning about Unix