Operating System Concepts Hardcover – 14 Jul 2008
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Keep pace with the fast–developing world of operating systems
Open–source operating systems, virtual machines, and clustered computing are among the leading fields of operating systems and networking that are rapidly changing. With substantial revisions and organizational changes, Silberschatz, Galvin, and Gagne s Operating System Concepts, Eighth Edition remains as current and relevant as ever, helping you master the fundamental concepts of operating systems while preparing yourself for today s emerging developments.
As in the past, the text brings you up to speed on core knowledge and skills, including:
- What operating systems are, what they do, and how they are designed and constructed
- Process, memory, and storage management
- Protection and security
- Distributed systems
- Special–purpose systems
Beyond the basics, the Eight Edition sports substantive revisions and organizational changes that clue you in to such cutting–edge developments as open–source operating systems, multi–core processors, clustered computers, virtual machines, transactional memory, NUMA, Solaris 10 memory management, Sun s ZFS file system, and more. New to this edition is the use of a simulator to dynamically demonstrate several operating system topics.
Best of all, a greatly enhanced WileyPlus, a multitude of new problems and programming exercises, and other enhancements to this edition all work together to prepare you enter the world of operating systems with confidence.See all Product description
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It is a very comprehensive guide to the workings of the computer / operating system with lots of excellent diagrams and good explanations of quite complex topics. I would say it is aimed at those studying A level computing and higher or those with a very strong interest and background in computing.
Used alongside lectures and course material I really didn't need to go anywhere else for more information. The book really is an excellent study guide and useful for revision too.
It is the best study related book I have purchased, good value for money.
A fairly good book, it deals with the concepts inherent in the core of any operating system first them goes on to explore the different types of operating system discussing the pro's and cons of each without too much bias in any one direction (other than open source).
I felt it necessary to reduce the rating by one star as, when the module started a 1 page list of errata in this publication was issued - mainly printing errors rather than context errors.
Other than this - a good book, if rather pricey, for any one interested in computer operating systems.
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