Building an operating system from scratch and studying the ethical aspects of its operations

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Ασημακοπούλου, Ραφαηλία
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What happens when we press the power button on our computer? How does the operating system work with the computer hardware? We come to answer these questions through this thesis. We potentially want an IT student to be able to edit and run one’s software locally on one’s computer based on the theory described within the thesis and the code provided on a Github repository. We know that the first computers were designed as early as the middle of the 18th century. Initially, they were massive and their use served companies for large data processing, but today they are portable and pervasive among us. They intervene in our lives and shape them almost imperceptibly. They became mass communication tools, mass computing media, and extensions of human needs. Electronic product designers, today, are considered architects of experiences, which regard quality as ease of use for the novice user. Instead, the modern digital age calls us to answer a new question, how much liberty does the user have in the digital environment with which one interacts? The evolu- tion of open source software is another fact. The creation of small portable virtual machines that run on old and new hardware even on the internet make room for the entry of the web3 era, and in combination with the development of personal computers, following the ”do-it-yourself” movement, promise to contribute to more secure use of our data.
Microcomputers, Media, Communication, Paradigm shift, Dissemination, Phenomena, Security