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Author Hall, Dennis E. ♦ Scherrer, Deborah K. ♦ Sventek, Joseph S.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword System utilities ♦ Operating systems ♦ User mobility ♦ User interface ♦ Virtual machines ♦ Command languages ♦ Computing environments ♦ Functional equivalence of operating systems ♦ Moving costs
Abstract Moving to a new system is costly and error-prone. The problem can be reduced through use of a virtual operating system that disentangles computing environments from their underlying operating systems. The authors report on their successful experience in doing this and achieving inter-system uniformity at all three levels of user interface: virtual machine, utilities, and command language.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (Hall, Dennis E.; Scherrer, Deborah K.; Sventek, Joseph S.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 9
Page Count 8
Starting Page 495
Ending Page 502


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Source: ACM Digital Library