CS 372 Operating Systems Assorted Links


I will put links here to subjects that we talk about in class.

Here (PDF) is the story about the Therac-25, a cautionary tale of software development (This is in HTML)

Lawrence Lessig has some interesting things to say about copyright law here.

Just when you thought you were part of a society that knew it all, here are 13 things that don't make sense.  Maybe they will to one of you.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that the professional-level IT workforce will grow at more than twice the rate of the overall workforce between 2004 and 2014, creating 1 in 19 new jobs. In addition, many of these jobs will pay well.

Here is a story about thread scheduling in Windows Vista.  It looks like playing audio drops network throughput.

Intel has a release of a C/C++ compiler that supports transactions.  It contains a flash animation of transactional memory that you might find instructive or at least amusing.

A story about an evil google.

This kind of thing really bothers me.  What about you?

Some insight into the operation of corporate America.