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BTO130 Thu Sep 10 / Fri Sep 11 2009 class notes

September 10, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Today, we get to work in a serious way. We define and discuss “operating system”. Then the role of Windows in this course is explained. Finally we finish up with an illuminating history lesson.


Prepare for today’s class

This section, “Prepare for today’s class“, will appear at the top of each class notes page. It will tell you what to do in order to properly prepare for today’s class BEFORE you arrive.

Textbook (Windows Vista Inside Out Deluxe Edition); skim chapters 1 and 3

(See below, or this web site’s “BTO130 Resources” page, for textbook information.)


Coming up in BTO130

This section, “Coming up in BTO130“, will appear near the top of each class notes page. It will tell you what’s coming up in future BTO130 sessions. Be sure to consult the BTO130 Weekly Schedule for the full-semester schedule.

Here are a few announcements about upcoming class sessions.

Next week, “week 2” – Tue Sep 15 and Thu Sep 17/Fri Sep 18 – Security topics

Week 3 – Tue Sep 22 and Thu Sep 24/Fri Sep 25 – Operating system and software installation; virtual machines; Test 1


Required textbook

wviode The required textbook for BTO130 is:

Windows Vista Inside Out Deluxe Edition

by Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, Craig Stinson 
ISBN-13: 9780735625242
Paperback with CD-ROM
Published in 2008

It is an updated version of “Windows Vista Inside Out”, published in 2006. The newer version includes topics that we cover in BTO130. We recommend the 2008 version, but if you have access to the 2006 version, then use it. (In this situation, you are responsible for getting access to the newer content.) A chapter-by-chapter comparison list is on the BTO130 Resources page.


Pages: 1 2 3

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