CTS 1106 (Intro to Unix/Linux) Homework Assignment #1
Due: by the start of class
on the date shown on the
Answer the following questions as briefly (but completely) as possible:
When was the first Unix system developed?
Where was the work done?
Name some tasks (at least two) performed by the kernel.
What is a time-slice, and
what is the usual length of one?
What is open source software and why is it
What does FOSS (or FLOSS) mean?
What is client — server computing?
Can you use the name of a friend as the password?
Should you use one if permitted?
What is the user ID (the user name) of the Unix
administrator account, sometimes referred to as super-user?
Internally, user names are translated into unique numbers called
What is the UID number associated with the administrator
account (you may not find this in your book; try searching online for the
If you don't have a [Backspace] key or it doesn't erase
previous text, which equivalent key will you use?
(Hint: Not [Delete].)
Why shouldn't you log in to a Unix system as root, to read email,
surf the web, or create files and documents?
List at least five mistakes commonly made when choosing
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