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cos321-6 study guide 2007
December 19, 2006 05:49PM
According to tut101(2006):

Prescribed Tutorial Matter

The prescribed book for this module is

SILBERSCHATZA., GALVINP. & GAGNE G. Operating Systems Concepts, Seventh Edition, John Wiley & Sons Inc.. 2005, ISBN 0-471-69466-5.

Alternatively you can also use the 6th edition of the above book, namely,

SILBERSCHATZA., GALVINP. & GAGNE G. Operating Systems Concepts, Sixth Edition with Windows XP Update, John Wiley & Sons Inc.. 2003, ISBN 0-471-26272-2.

In fact, your study guide for this module, which is in the form of a 501 tut lettter, is based on the above 6th edition of the prescribed book.


My question is:

what our study guide for this module, which is in the form of a 501 tut letter is based on? 6th or 7th?

Don't you think it would be better to get the precribed book accroding to the study guide?
Re: cos321-6 study guide 2007
December 19, 2006 05:50PM
p.s. For year 2007
Re: cos321-6 study guide 2007
January 06, 2007 09:44AM
They say that the study guide is based on the 6th?
Re: cos321-6 study guide 2007
January 09, 2007 12:38PM
One would probably do better sticking to the version that the study guide concerns itself with (i.e. the 2003 edition). I, myself, prefer having as up-to-date information as possible, so I would rather get the more recent textbook. Operating systems developments happen at a strong pace these days, so I think it's worth it.

Maybe a lecturer would care to comment?
avatar Re: cos321-6 study guide 2007
January 10, 2007 01:33PM
The 7th edition will also have a better resale value, if, and from recent experience, a BIG IF , the prescribed books don't change next year.

The 7th edition @ R337 @ kalahari, you may resell for R250 next year, while if you pay R150 for the 6th Edtion you may not be able to resell, so thats a loss. Though thinking like that hsa hurt me recently.

I spent R2500 on 7books in 2006, and will only get back R500 for 2 books this year.
Re: cos321-6 study guide 2007
January 10, 2007 08:17PM
I think a lecturer should clarify this. If the study guide is based on the 6th edition how to use it with the 7th edition as I have seen the study guide and there is a table there. According to that table there are differences in the chapters between the 6th and 7th edition.
Re: cos321-6 study guide 2007
January 11, 2007 11:46AM
Shot for the kalahari recommendation, visnaicker. I have now composed myself a shopping list for textbooks over 3 suppliers (local bookseller, kalahari, and amazon - yep, some books were REALLY expensive locally), in total saving me a minimum of R1230 than if I bought from any one bookstore.

I can wholeheartedly recommend shopping around, and mix-n-matching to everyone.

oops, off topic. well, anyway, just sayin'
avatar Re: cos321-6 study guide 2007
January 11, 2007 01:26PM
Operating System Concepts
Author: Abraham Silberschatz; Greg Gagne; Peter Baer Galvin

Was R332.50
Now R282.63

I tried Loot.co.za and wow, No!
Re: cos321-6 study guide 2007
January 12, 2007 08:13PM
According to a table found in the study guide chapter 1 in the seven edition was chapter 2 in the six edition. chapter 21 no long exist and has been replaced by chapter 19 in the seven edition. How should we proceed if we have the seven edition. Should we leave out unit 1 in the study guide as well as unit 21. Will there be question on chapter 1 and 21 of the six edition in the assignments and the exam.
Can anyone clarify please. Thanks
avatar Re: cos321-6 study guide 2007
January 15, 2007 02:53PM
This weeks price ... I was too slow ! They must be making these prices up.
Abraham Silberschatz; Greg Gagne; Peter Baer Galvin

Was R421.95
Now R358.66
Re: cos321-6 study guide 2007
January 25, 2007 12:26PM
Hi fellow students

I have read the post that were submitted and I do not know if you understand the reason for this topic. The topic is about the STUDY GUIDE and not the reselling prices of books etc.

I want to aggree that I am also totally confused with the study guide, based on 6th edition, but we are studying the 7th edition. Why, and I would like the head of this module to answer, was the study guide NOT revised for the new prescribed book? My feeling is that for the past two years the performance of the UNISA university have declined substantially. It was even highlighted on the SABC news late last year.

Just look at the first study unit. This is so confused that the key issues discussed in the study guide does not correspond with the prescribed text book. This take up a lot of valuable time trying to sort this mess out. Remember we study correspondent because we have to work during the day.

All we are asking - Please, all we want to do is to study with the correct guidelines for the prescribed book with no confusion matters.
avatar Re: cos321-6 study guide 2007
February 16, 2007 03:24PM
What

The Study guide does not correspond with the Text book 7th ed.

I never looked at my stuff yet, going to have a look when i get home.

But isn't this pretty foolish/lazy of them?
confused smiley
Re: cos321-6 study guide 2007
March 14, 2007 08:57PM
I'm very confused now as well with this whole thing
avatar Re: cos321-6 study guide 2007
March 29, 2007 08:31AM
http://www.pdfchm.com/book/operating-system-concepts-6855/
5TH EDITION. i HAVE A PUrchased copy of the 7th. This copy should be portable to the laptop, now I am considering the ethics ...
Re: cos321-6 study guide 2007
June 28, 2007 04:26PM
Enjoy your study! smile
Re: cos321-6 study guide 2007
September 05, 2007 11:26AM
I would like to be advised regarding the following:

1) According to the Study Guide COS321-6/501 page 2 / 0.2/ " (1) ....but rather as supplementary to the relevant test book." The Key Issues in each chapters of the study guide are referred only to the study guide or the text book as well.

2) Are the Checklists at the end of each chapters in the study guide reflect the knowledge we should obtain which are not only from the study guide but also the text book as well?

3) The Operating-System Examples in the text book explain several different operating systems, which operating system we need to study for the exam or all of them.


Thanks in advance for your help!smile
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