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References [1] P. Ranganathan, ”From Microprocessors to Nanostores: Re-thinking Data Centric Systems”, Computer, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 39-48, January 2011. [2] V. Avula, ”Adapting operating systems to embedded manycores: Scheduling and inter-process communication”, Master thesis, Uppsala universitet, 2014. [3] M. Seltzer and C. Small, ”Self-monitoring and self-adapting operating systems”, Proceedings of Operating Systems, 1997 The Sixth Workshop on Hot Topics, pp. 124-129, May 1997. [4] A. S. Tanenbaum and A. S.Woodhull,Operating Systems Design and Implementation

2 OPERATING SYSTEMS There are several operating systems for computers, and new ones continue to be created.6 The two most popular operating systems are certainly Windows and Macintosh OS, and there are various versions of each system. Other operating systems, including Linux, BSD, UNIX, etc., will not be discussed here; a list of links at the end of the chapter will direct you to additional information. The main task of an operating system is to coordinate the work between the application(s) and the hardware. There are some differences between the