Operating System Concepts , now in its ninth edition, continues to provide a solid theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems. The ninth edition has been thoroughly updated to include contemporary examples of how operating systems function. The text includes content to bridge the gap between concepts and actual implementations. End-of-chapter problems, exercises, review questions, and programming exercises help to further reinforce important concepts. A new Virtual Machine provides interactive exercises to help engage students with the material. New, updated content throughout including increased coverage of multicore systems and parallel programming, new coverage of mobile systems including IOS and Android, updated coverage of Memory, and an update of the Linux chapter to include the 3.4 kernel.
New chapters on virtual machines and Windows 7.
Integrated coverage of Linux and Windows throughout.
Streamlined the second half of the book by consolidating three networking chapters into one completely rewritten chapter and eliminating the multimedia chapter.
Many new exercises, programming problems, and programming projects.
Offers a more interactive experience with exercises using a Linux Virtual Machine with GCC development environment and Linux source code distribution
Uses real-world operating systems to illustrate fundamental operating system concepts.
Particular attention is paid to the Microsoft family of operating systems and various versions of UNIX (Solaris, BSD, and Mac OS X).
Teaches general concepts in operating systems while allowing for a choice in implementation systems. Rather than concentrating on a particular operating system or hardware, the text discusses key concepts that are applicable to a wide variety of systems.
Currency of coverage:
Guided by many comments and suggestions from users and the authors' own observations about the rapidly changing fields of operating systems, chapter material represents the most current thought and practice in operating systems.
Coverage of open-source operating systems (Chapter 1).
Abundant opportunity for student practice:
Practice Exercises, Exercises, and Programming Problems.
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Page Count (est.): 919
Pub Date: 12/16/2012