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OpenSolaris Student Guide on VMware!


Yep, its OpenSolaris guys. Check out the curriculum here:

Student Guide Overview;
The basics of processes, debugging, multi-threaded programming, kernel module characteristics, and scheduling were also discussed at a high level in the guide, as a primer to operating system computing concepts. In the second version of the student guide, revised during the fall of 2006, template character device driver development labs were replaced with modules describing basic ZFS administration and Zones management.

The feedback indicated that driver development was likely beyond the scope of undergraduate University students and it was clear that environment setup and basic administration were a barrier to OpenSolaris adoption to be addressed with students. This updated student guide was translated into Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish in December of 2006.

Additional University Materials;
Meanwhile, the Bejing OpenSolaris education representatives developed extended sets of lab exercises in English and Chinese to be presented at the University level. These labs were bundled in a different format that provided usable code and targeted exercises with extensive input and output examples, discussions, and low-level specifics about real-world operating system development practices.

Conversations with developers at FOSDEM made it clear to me that expansion, and possibly combination, of both of the efforts cited above should be the next phase for the OpenSolaris University education materials.

In addition, we should develop a curriculum architecture that spans a four-year computer science degree program, using OpenSolaris in all of the code samples, lab exercises, and examples. We have the basic content for such an expanded curriculum in structured markup, so the development of an architecture for the coursework will comprise the bulk of new work, while the mechanics of implementation of existing content into new, approachable content forms aught to be trivial.

So, what could be the architecture of this content? I propose a strawman here, just to get the ideas flowing and all in one place, new revisions to this proposal will be made in coming weeks.


Read original article OR go directly to the Curriculum site.

Excellent job , Michelle! I have downloaded a copy myself (both instructor and student) already.

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