OS X and Linux Operating Systems Assignment Worksheet

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OS X and Linux Operating Systems Assignment Worksheet

Instructions:

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.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ServerGUI

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.

https://www.loggly.com/ultimate-guide/troubleshooting-with-linux-logs/

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.

http://www.tuxradar.com/content/how-fix-linux-boot-problems

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

https://www.pcworld.com/article/204423/why_linux_beats_windows_for_servers.html

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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