Digital Foundations Workshop: Operating Systems Basics 

Have you ever wanted to know more about your computer and why it runs so many processes and services? This workshop will cover a number of topics ranging from a short history of the evolution of modern operating systems to a survey of modern general and specialty operating systems. The session will end by breaking down the Windows 10 task list.

This is full outline of the topics to be covered: 1) Quick History of Operating Systems and the Graphical User Interface; 2) Parts of an Operating System; 3) General Use Desktop Operating Systems (Windows, Linux, macOS); 4) Mobile Operating Systems (Android, iOS, Windows 10); 5) Specialty Operating Systems (Server Operating Systems, Embedded Systems: Real-time Operating Systems, etc.); 6) Breaking down your Windows 10 Task Manager process list.

Led by Alex Merrill, Head of Systems and Technical Operations, WSU Libraries

Monday, December 4th, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm, CDSC, 4th floor Holland Library

Registration is not required for this workshop, but please bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone if possible

Questions? Please contact Kristin Becker:

Digital Foundations Workshops

The CDSC offers a series of intensive workshops for WSU students seeking hands-on instruction in the foundations of digital literacy. Facility with digital tools has become a fundamental prerequisite for joining any contemporary profession and, as with reading and writing skills, college instructors across the disciplines expect students to arrive on campus with a foundational level of digital literacy. Such expectations mean that many students never receive explicit guidance in how to write emails, organize files, or engage in online communities. These workshops fill that general education gap by helping students cultivate essential skills and develop good digital habits for the future. We intend the workshops to serve all interested students, regardless of major or prior experience. Workshop sessions will be 30-40 minutes, with 20-30 minutes for questions and one-on-one assistance. Grad students, staff, and faculty are also always welcome.