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Modern Operating Systems Hardcover – 11 Dec 2007
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About the Author
Andrew S. Tanenbaum has an S.B. degree from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently a Professor of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he is head of the Computer Systems Department. He is also the Dean of the Advanced School for Computing and Imaging, an interuniversity graduate school doing research on advanced parallel, distributed, and imaging systems. Nevertheless, he is trying very hard to avoid turning into a bureaucrat.
In the past, he has done research on compilers, operating systems, networking, and local-area distributed systems. His current research focuses primarily on the design of wide-area distributed systems that scale to a billion users. This research is being done together with Dr. Maarten van Steen. Together, all his research projects have led to over 90 refereed papers in journals and conference proceedings and five books.
Prof. Tanenbaum has also produced a considerable volume of software. He was the principal architect of the Amsterdam Compiler Kit, a widely-used toolkit for writing portable compilers, as well as of MINIX, a small UNIX clone intended for use in student programming labs. Together with his Ph.D. students and programmers, he helped design the Amoeba distributed operating system, a high-performance microkernel-based distributed operating system. The MINIX and Amoeba systems are now available for free via the Internet.
His Ph.D. students have gone on to greater glory after getting their degrees. He is very proud of them. In this respect he resembles a mother hen.
Prof. Tanenbaum is a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, winner of the 1994 ACM Karl V Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, and winner of the 1997 ACM/SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computer Science Education. He is also listed in Who's Who in the World. His home page on the World Wide Web can be found at URL http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ast/.
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Top Customer Reviews
Mr. Tanenbaum can rightly enter history as one of the most influential computer scientists of our era, as his numerous prizes and awards show.
If you hear this, this book will fit you 99%. It's huge (1072p) and has almost everything inside.
I'd say never, never read this book sequentially. Get your syllabus, use the contents pages to find the chapter interested and study.
Keep in mind, you may need to cross-reference a lot. After a month or two you'll have gained a well-rounded view about OS.
2) Paper to make notes
4) I guess some... coffee will be suitable...
The understanding of the OS principles gives you valuable insight and helps you understand What the writing software is about.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Too general and random, old facts spread through the book.Published 4 months ago by Willem Vanhulle
OSs are not easy to get to grips with, but Tanenbaum covers it very well with his worked examples and simple code. Great that Linux evolved from the early editions!Published on 5 July 2014 by Eric
This is a really well-written book explaining the modern operating system in detail. There are plenty examples which helps making the concepts clear.Published on 12 Jan. 2011 by Christian