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Operating System Concepts with Java, 8th Edition

Operating System Concepts with Java, 8th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-50949-4

Nov 2009

1040 pages


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Operating System Concepts with Java 8/e continues to evolve with emerging course needs and to provide a solid theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems.  The eighth edition has been updated to offer coverage of the most current topics and applications, improved conceptual coverage and additional content to bridge the gap between concepts and actual implementations. The new two-color design allows for easier navigation and supports student motivation. New end-of-chapter, exercises, review questions, and programming exercises help to further reinforce important concepts. WileyPLUS, including a test bank, self-check exercises, and a student solutions manual, is now part of the comprehensive support package. This version provides examples and problems in Java, a language that many undergraduates are more comfortable with than the C of the regular version.

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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.

Part Four. Storage Management.

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 XP.

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).

Appendix D. Distributed Communication (contents online).

Appendix E. Java Primer (contents online).




  • New and updated coverage of multicore systems, clustered computers, virtual machines, transactional memory, NUMA, and other topics.
  • New programming assignments
  • A set of simulators is used in several chapters, with new assignments in WileyPLUS.
  • New practice exercises with solutions (not from text) in WileyPLUS
  • Comprehensive, authoritative text
  • Java used to illustrate key points
  • Case studies and up-to-date examples