COP4610 Spring 2006 Homework Assignment 1The material for this homework assignment covers Chapters 1 to 2.1.Think about all computer systems that you and your family has owned in the pastsuch as PCs, Laptops, and handhelds, but also iPods, cell phones, digital wristwatches, DVD players, TiVO, and other consumer electronics. For all of thesesystems, find out via product manuals and the Internet which ones are running anoperating system (not a simple monitor) and what “brand” of operating system.Indicate if any one of these systems is based on a Java virtual machine.2.For you favorite CLI shell (e.g. sh, csh, tcsh) on Linux, find out if the “rm”command is built-in or an OS service program. Use the “man” pages and/or the“which” command and/or change the $PATH variable to investigate. You canchange the $PATH variable using the “setenv” command. Run “rehash” after“setenv PATH” to let the changes take effect.
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