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Operating System Concepts, 8th, Update Edition

Operating System Concepts, 8th, Update Edition

Abraham Silberschatz, Greg Gagne, Peter B. Galvin

ISBN: 978-1-118-11273-1

Jul 2011

972 pages

Select type: Hardcover

$178.95

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The best-selling and most respected text available, Operating System Concepts, Eighth Edition Update, provides a solid theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems. This Update Edition incorporates coverage of the most current topics in the rapidly changing field of operating systems --including Windows 7® and open-source operating systems. 

Written as a text for an introductory course in operating systems at the junior or senior undergraduate level or at the first-year graduate level, Operating Systems Concepts presents a clear description of the concepts that underlie operating systems. As prerequisites, the authors assume that the student is familiar with basic data structures, computer organization, and a high-level language, such as C or Java.

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PART ONE OVERVIEW
Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Operating-System Structures

PART TWO PROCESS MANAGEMENT
Chapter 3 Processes

Chapter 4 Threads

Chapter 5 CPU Scheduling

Chapter 6 Process Synchronization

Chapter 7 Deadlocks

PART THREE MEMORY MANAGEMENT
Chapter 8 Main Memory

Chapter 9 Virtual Memory

Chapter 10 File-System Interface

Chapter 11 File-System Implementation

Chapter 12 Mass-Storage Structure

Chapter 13 I/O Systems

PART FIVE PROTECTION AND SECURITY
Chapter 14 Protection

Chapter 15 Security

PART SIX DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS
Chapter 16 Distributed System Structures

Chapter 17 Distributed File Systems

Chapter 18 Distributed Coordination

PART SEVEN SPECIAL -PURPOSE SYSTEMS
Chapter 19 Real-Time Systems

Chapter 20 Multimedia Systems

PART EIGHT CASE STUDIES
Chapter 21 The Linux System

Chapter 22 Windows 7®

Chapter 23 Influential Operating Systems

PART NINE APPENDICES
Appendix A BSD UNIX (contents online)

Appendix B The Mach System (contents online)

Appendix C Windows 2000 (contents online)

Bibliography
Credits
Index

  • Chapter 22 - Windows 7 replaces previous Chapter 22 - Windows XP.
  • Uses real-world operating systems to illustrate fundamental operating system concepts
  • o Particular attention is paid to the Microsoft family of operating systems and various versions of UNIX (Solaris, BSD, and Mac OS X)
  • Currency of coverage
  • o 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)
  • § See "Course Issues" section for detailed list of current topics covered
  • Abundant opportunity for student practice
  • o WileyPLUS includes algorithmically generated problems
  • o Simulators provide demonstrations and activities
  • o 15 new (to the 8e) programming problems
  • o Programming Projects - More involved than standard programming exercises