OS X and Linux Operating Systems Assignment Worksheet

OS X and Linux Operating Systems Assignment Worksheet


For this assignment you will answer the provided questions with a paragraph or two response for each.

Describe the four main parts of the OS X graphical user interface and how they are used. Dock, Finder, Menu Bar, and Desktop

Discuss the steps you would take to create a file with the Terminal application in OS X or Linux.

Research why Linux servers usually do not have a graphical user interface installed. Write down the URL of the website you used to help come to your conclusion and explain your reasoning for not installing a GUI.


Linux is a stable platform but still has issues and can crash. Research what are some log files that are useful in Linux for troubleshooting.


Find a website that describes how to troubleshoot a Linux system that will not boot. 
Write the URL and one thing you learned from the site.


Explain why you think businesses prefer to use Linux rather than Windows for 
server environments. Stability, security, hardware, TCO, freedom


What do you think are some drawbacks of using Linux rather than Windows for a server? Windows programs will not run in Linux, smaller selection of peripheral hardware drivers for linux, learning curve for people who are new to linux

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