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Applied Operating System Concepts [Hardcover]

Abraham Silberschatz , Peter B. Galvin , Greg Gagne
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9 Sep 1999 0471365084 978-0471365082 5th
Applied Operating System Concepts is the first book to provide a precise introduction to the principles of operating systems with numerous contemporary code examples, exercises, and programming projects. Written by the leading authors in the field of operating systems, this book capitalizes on the power of Java(TM) technology to allow students to work with executable code for examples of core concepts. Features of Applied Operating System Concepts
∗ Presents real code examples using the Java programming language
∗ Uses Java technology to introduce difficult concepts like processes, process synchronization, and semaphores
∗ Describes the role of threads in modern operating systems and Java, and provides the opportunity to write multithreaded programs
∗ Introduces up–to–date distributed operating system topics (e.g., Java′s Remote Method Invocation, CORBA, RPC) in one concise chapter
∗ Includes chapter–long case studies of UNIX, LINUX, and Windows NT(TM)
∗ Provides a Java Primer appendix

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  • Hardcover: 864 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 5th edition (9 Sep 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471365084
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471365082
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 18.5 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,087,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Applied Operating System Concepts is the first book to provide a precise introduction to the principles of operating systems with numerous contemporary code examples, exercises, and programming projects. Written by the leading authors in the field of operating systems, this book capitalizes on the power of Java(TM) technology to allow students to work with executable code for examples of core concepts. Features of Applied Operating System Concepts
∗ Presents real code examples using the Java programming language
∗ Uses Java technology to introduce difficult concepts like processes, process synchronization, and semaphores
∗ Describes the role of threads in modern operating systems and Java, and provides the opportunity to write multithreaded programs
∗ Introduces up–to–date distributed operating system topics (e.g., Java′s Remote Method Invocation, CORBA, RPC) in one concise chapter
∗ Includes chapter–long case studies of UNIX, LINUX, and Windows NT(TM)
∗ Provides a Java Primer appendix

About the Author

Abraham Silberschatz is director of the Information Sciences Research Center at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. He previously held a chaired professorship in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include operating systems, database systems, and distributed systems. Professor Silberschatz is an ACM Fellow whose writings have appeared in numerous ACM and IEEE publications and other professional conferences and journals. He received the 1998 ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, the 1997 ACM SIGMOD Contribution Award, and the IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Paper Award for the article "Capability Manager," which appeared in IEEE Transactions and Software Engineering. He is co–author of two well–known textbooks–Operating System Concepts and Database System Concepts. Peter Baer Galvin is the chief technologist for Corporate Technologies of Burlington, Massachusetts, where he designs and implements complex computing facilities. Previously, he was systems manager for the department of Computer Science at Brown University. He speaks and teaches worldwide on the topics of system management, security, and performance. Mr. Galvin also writes a column on systems administration for SunWorld Magazine, and is co–author of Operating System Concepts. Greg Gagne has been teaching computer science at Westminster College since 1990. He has taught introductory computer science courses as well as courses on operating systems, data communications, and distributed systems. He also gives Java workshops to educators. Professor Gagne′s current research includes Java–particularly the areas of multithreading applications and distributed computing. In addition, he has spent the past few years studying the pedagogical implications of technology as it becomes more prominent in the classroom.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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An undergraduate student with the Open University, currently studying the new third-year honours course, "Software Systems and Their Development", I have found this book an invaluable addition to the set books recommended by the University.
It is eminently readable, yet contains a wealth of material, with excellent examples of the application of many of the principles it introduces.
A must for the serious student of modern-day computer systems.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely readable, up to date and comprehensive 20 Feb 2000
By A Customer
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This refreshingly nouveau rewrite is a must for undergraduates using the Java technology. It comprehensively covers all areas of operating system design and the problems associated, therein. Silberschatz is becoming established as THE author in this field. The difference is the application here, but makes the applications through Java and gives examples on new hardware and of new packages.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad. 6 April 2001
By simon
Format:Hardcover
An ok book. Just could do with clearer explanations throughout. Ambiguities pervade most chapters. As a result is it useful to supplement with another book. Probably great if you have a lot of time on your hands but as a professional not always the case.....
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!! 3 Nov 2001
By DP - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I have taken many courses at both undergrad and grad levels and in doing so have come across books that left me wondering. This book in contrast is wonderful! It is excellent at covering the full spectrum of various operating system issues. I doubt I'd pick it up if I were intently interested in Macs, though. It does a good job of addressing UNIX/Solaris issues, JAVA, and of course Intel-based OS's. Was an easy read.
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good First O/S Book 14 July 2001
By Brett Oneill - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
A good introductory O/S book for undergrad/beginning graduate students. Well-designed and straightforward. Good examples of Java code.
The one drawback is a tendency to get rather wordy in some sections and ramble on a bit. Taken as a whole, however, this is a very worthwhile textbook.
13 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars easy to read and up-to-date 18 Dec 1999
By "pengcheng" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Jave, NT, Linux... This is the only OS text book I can find which has these buzz words. Like anything else in life, Being up-to-date could be good or bad.
So is easy-to-read. Any tiny lack of details could be misleading, that's the impression I got while reading this book, I keep asking why, how, such kind of questions. It seems to be the general drawback of OS textbook, so ambicious that try to cover all the aspect, too ambicious to cover all the aspect.
Anyway, it's a good and expensive book. Easier than Tanenbaum's classics, and up-to-date. Could be a good choice for your first OS book.
4 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Exercises 20 July 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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The book gives exercises at the end of each chapter, but does not give the answers to check by. Some of the Exercise questions are so difficult to find answers to.
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