on 2 September 2000
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.
on 20 February 2000
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.