Example Of Unix Maintenance And Troubleshooting Research Proposal



In a research of the UNIX maintenance and troubleshoot, this study will examine the preservation and performance improvement of Macintosh operating system X. There is also more contrasting information regarding the regular maintenance of operating system X and it is only fair that a thorough research on the matter be carried out in order to determine the correct information regarding this subject and at the same time dispel the wrong information in a bid to avoid confusion among the UNIX users. A routine maintenance of the Macintosh is important in order to make it work faster and efficiently (Hancock,2004).


Solicitation of information from research participants who have experience in the maintenance of UNIX and evaluation of the information so collected. Each should have access or must have carried out the maintenance to practically like computers. The similarity here need not be based on the same computer rather on the computer with virtually similar aspects in terms of memory and related information. Random distribution of questionnaires to such persons would go a long way to finding reliable information on this topic.


The research will major in areas which include dispelling the myth of maintenance, preferences for back up and repairs on disk, how to running of scripts for maintenance, the effects of defragmentation as well as troubleshooting procedures among a host of other important and related discussion topics. An example of a myth in maintenance is the cleaning of the cache which is not part of the procedure of regular maintenance but which is often thought as part of usual maintenance (Moore, 2003). A disk utility although it has not been acknowledged used to mean that one was cautioned against running repairs on one disk while in the event that it was booted from another. However, from OS X 10.2, one can run repairs from the boot disk on another and the disk being repaired will be ably use the files received from the boot disk.

The eventual results and recommendations of the research will guarantee an easy, sure, economical and swift way to bring about valuable habitual maintenance of UNIX. Once a person gets to understand fully the use of UNIX commands, the constant search of saleable software which is usually marred by uncertain features – often potentially precarious – for the maintenance of their computers will be over since they will be equipped with all the answers to their concerns with regard to maintenance (Cheek, 2002). The discussion will major in more recent versions such as 10.6, 10.5 10.3 and 10.2 of the Macintosh OS X. Further, the OS X has its own in-built maintenance routines on set duration on daily basis.

It is important to note that this research will not be based on personal experiences thereby bringing the practical aspects to the fore. A host of problems encountered in UNIX such as performance and troubles of memory are usually traceable to lack of adequate Random Access Memory (RAM). For instance, a RAM of less than 1GB would not complement the operating system as expected hence the performance of the OS is usually slow in such a circumstance. The more the RAM the better and the faster the performance of an operating system will be. This is relatively easier to understand therefore average users can be able to follow my suggestions.


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