DAT2330 - Intro to O/S

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2004-11-15 12:00

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DAT 2330
Introduction to Operating Systems
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Course Home Page - Fall (September-December) 2004 : :

Instructor:  Ian! D. Allen
E-mail: idallen@idallen.ca
Office: Woodroffe WT-313 desk 3
Phone: Woodroffe: 727-4723 ext. 7075
(please send email instead)
WWW: Home page: Teaching
Home page: www.idallen.com
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Office Hours - Fall 2004

See my Hours/Timetable schedule to make an office appointment to see me.

Alternate Web Notes

Web notes for this course are not kept at Algonquin College.  I pay for them to be stored on a commercial Linux-based web hosting service, with backup copies located in other locations.  The back-up locations may not be updated as frequently as the main site.

The main site is http://teaching.idallen.com/dat2330/04f/

The current back-up locations are here:

  1. http://teaching.idallen.org/dat2330/04f/
  2. http://acadunix.algonquincollege.com/~alleni/teaching/dat2330/04f/     (on campus)
    The ACADUNIX site is accessible from inside Algonquin College even when the College Internet is broken. Unfortunately, the web server on ACADUNIX is broken and will not serve up the directory index files correctly. You can read the Class Notes by appending /notes/ to the above URL.
  3. http://elearning.algonquincollege.com/coursemat/alleni/idallen/dat2330/04f/     (on campus)
    The ELEARNING site is accessible from inside Algonquin College even when the College Internet is broken. Unfortunately, the web server on ELEARNING is broken and will not serve up the directory index files correctly. You can read the Class Notes by appending /notes/ to the above URL.
  4. http://teaching.idallen.ca/     (Note the dot .ca domain suffix!)
    The dot .ca sites are located at my home in downtown Ottawa (limited bandwidth). Don't use them unless all the other sites are down.

The ACADUNIX site is accessible from on-campus even when the College Internet is broken.  The two sites with the dot .ca domain suffix are located at my home.

Always try the main site first; do not use my home machine unless the main site is down.

Forward your Algonquin EMail

You must have a working Algonquin EMail address for your Algonquin courses. (See the end of College Directive E33.)  From on-campus, you can forward your Algonquin EMail to any other address you wish.  You are responsible for keeping the forwarding address accurate during the term.  You must read your EMail regularly (daily) during the term.

During the term, I will only send your marks to your Algonquin EMail address.  

You may wish to set your "alternate" EMail using ACSIS while on campus. I will use your alternate EMail to inform you that your main Algonquin EMail account has a forwarding error; no personal data will ever be sent to the alternate EMail address.

Warning!  No copying!  No group work!  No working together!

There are no group assignments in this course.  Working together is not permitted. Copying material from other sources (from other students, books, the Internet, or even from the blackboard or posted course notes) without proper credit is an academic offence called plagiarism.  Students working together or submitting work containing plagiarized material will be charged with academic fraud under College Directive E16.  Read the plagiarism document for details.

Important Dates

  1. Week 2 - 2004-09-06 Monday - Labour Day Holiday (no class)

  2. Week 5 - 2004-09-28 Tuesday - midterm - 10%

  3. Week 7 - 2004-10-11 Monday - Thanksgiving Holiday (no class)

  4. Week 9 - 2004-10-26 Tuesday - midterm - 15%

  5. Week 11 - 2004-11-12 Friday - last course withdrawal date without penalty

  6. Week 13 - 2004-11-23 Tuesday - midterm - 20%

  7. Week 16 - 2004-12-13 Monday 11h30am - final exam T114-115 - 35%

Term assignments will also be due every week or so (for a total of 20%).

Required Course Textbooks

  • Running Linux, 4th ed., by Matt Walsh, Matthias Kalle Dalheimer, Terry Dawson and Lar Kaufman, O'Reilly, ISBN 0-596-00272-6   Select this link for the text Errata page listing errors in the textbook.
  • Learning the Unix Operating System, 5th ed., by Jerry Peek, Grace Todino-Gonguet & John Strang, O'Reilly, ISBN 0-596-00261-0   Select this links for the text Errata page listing errors in the textbook.

The above two books are the only required materials for the daytime version of this course (section 010).  The bookstore sometimes adds other "suggested" materials (e.g. a Linux Chart) without my permission or knowledge; these are not needed.  The night version of this course (via Continuing Education) has a different instructor and may have a different book list.

IBM Online Linux Tutorial

For those of you who have missed class, or if you want to review, IBM has a set of online Linux tutorials. The first one (Part 1: Linux fundamentals) covers much of what I teach this term.

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Web Author: Ian! D. Allen idallen@idallen.ca      Updated: 2004-11-15 12:00

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