Operating System Concepts

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Wiley, 1999 - Computers - 888 pages
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The best-selling book, now in it's fifth edition, provides a solid theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems. Authors Abraham Silberschatz and Peter Galvin discuss key concepts that are applicable to a variety of systems. They also present a large number of examples taken from common operating systems, including Windows NT and Solaris 2. This book teaches general principles in operating systems while giving the teacher and students the flexibility to choose the implementation system.

HIGHLIGHTS A new section on I/O systems comprised of three chapters: I/O Systems, secondary-Storage Structure, and Tertiary-Storage Structure. Two new case studies illustrating Windows NT and Linux. Significantly updated chapters on Memory Management, Virtual Memory, Network Structures, and Security. Examples taken from modern operating systems are used extensively to reinforce the concepts.

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I’ve lost count of how many operating systems books I’ve read. It’s probably less than 5, and it’s definitely greater than or equal to 3. Nevertheless, I’ve enjoyed reading them, for the most part ... Read full review


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Abraham Silberschatz. Universidad de Yale

Abraham Silberschatz is the Sidney J. Weinberg Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at Yale University. He is the former vice president 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. He is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. He received the 2002 IEEE Taylor L. Booth Education Award, the 1998 ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, the 1997 ACM SIGMOD Contribution Award, and the IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Paper award

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 "SysAdmin Magazine," and is co-author of "Operating System Concepts,"

Greg Gagne is chair of the Computer Science department at Westminster College in Salt Lake City where he has been teaching since 1990. In addition to teaching operating systems, he also teaches courses in computer networks, distributed systems, and software engineering. He also provides workshops to computer science educators and industry professionals.

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