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1. Explain in the windows operating system how the operating system changes from one process to the next, basically the context switch (do not include the algorithms used by the scheduler, or scheduler activities)
2. Explain in the windows operating system how an interrupt is handled (for example a keyboard entry)
3. Of the three basic operating systems we have covered, windows, Linux and mac, if you had a customer that was new to PC systems, what questions would you ask them to determine which operating system they should use/purchase.
4. What are all the file systems types that a windows and a Mac uses by the operating system and how large of a file is supported in each (max size),
5. A customer running windows 10, wants to use Windows XP for older applications, it has been suggested that they use a VM (Virtual Machine). What steps should the customer take to install a XP operating system into a VM running on the windows 10 machine.
6. What makes a server operating system more robust than your standard pc based operating system.
7. What is the max number of simultaneous users that the windows 10 operating system supports, what is the max number of simultaneous users that a Mac operating system supports?
8. What steps should be taken to install a device driver into a windows operating system, what steps should be taken to install a new device into a Mac.
9. You want to upgrade your PC from windows XP to windows 10, is there an upgrade path?, Explain. You also would like to upgrade from windows 8.1 to windows 10, what steps should you take.
10. What are the differences between the Von Neumann vs. Harvard architecture?
11. How is a CPU cache used to increase the performance of the Operating system?, who controls the usage, the operating system or the CPU. Explain
12. What is the difference between a UNIX operating system and a Linux Operating system?
13. What is a “Page Fault” in an operating system.
14. Explain the difference between Multitasking and Multi-Processing?
15. What is the difference between time-sharing and Multi-user processing?
16. What is the difference between soft real-time and Hard real-time operating systems, what does windows support?