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SUMMARY OF THE BOOK
Operating System Principles
presents extensive resource material on the fundamentals of operating systems.
It is divided into eight parts and begins with an introduction to operating
systems and system structures. The second part deals with process management.
It covers concepts like process-concept, multi-threaded programming, and
Subsequent chapters cover topics
like synchronization, deadlocks, memory-management strategies, virtual memory
management, file systems and their implementation, secondary storage structures
and I/O systems. The last few chapters of the book are dedicated to concepts
like distributed operating systems, system protection and security, real-time
systems, the Linux system, Windows XP, and influential operating systems.
The book ends with three
appendices that present information about UNIX BSD, the Mach system, and
Windows 2000. It has been thoroughly revised and updated from previous editions
to include the latest advancements in the field. It has also been modified to
improve concept coverage and narrow the gap between theoretical explanations
and practical applications. Numerous lab projects, exercises, and review
questions are also included for practice.
The book was published in 2006 by
Wiley. It has received positive reviews for its detailed and solid coverage of
the fundamentals of operating systems.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Greg Gagne is a computer
professional, instructor, and researcher.He is the chief technologist at
Corporate Technologies. He also works at the Westminster College in Salt Lake
City where he teaches operating systems, distributed systems, data structures,
and object-oriented programming. Gagne’s research interests lie in distributed
computing and next-generation operating systems.
Abraham Silberschatz is a
software professional, consultant, instructor, and author.He has co-authored
books like Operating System Concepts With JAVA, and Database System Concepts.He
has been involved in the software industry as well as academia and has held
important positions at the University of Texas, Austin, and the Information
Sciences Research Center at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. His
research interests include network management, distributed systems, operating
systems, and database systems. His work has won him several awards and honors,
including the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award (1998), and the
2002 IEEE Taylor L. Booth Education Award.
Peter Galvin is a software professional,
consultant, and trainer.He has conducted several training sessions on system
administration and security. He has also contributed to various magazines such
as Byte. In the past, Galvin worked as the systems manager in the Computer
Science Department at Brown University.
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