- Title: Operating System Concepts, 8th Edition
- By: Abraham Silberschatz, Peter B. Galvin, Greg Gagne
- ISBN: 978-0-470-12872-5
- Format: eBook; 992 pages
- Edition: Eight
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Operating System Concepts, now in its eighth edition, continues to provide a solid theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems. The eighth edition includes more coverage of the most current topics in the rapidly changing fields of operating systems and networking, including open-source operating systems. The use of simulators and operating system emulators is incorporated to allow operating system operation demonstrations and full programming projects. The text also includes improved conceptual coverage and additional content to bridge the gap between concepts and actual implementations. New end-of-chapter problems, exercises, review questions, and programming exercises help to further reinforce important concepts, while WileyPLUS continues to motivate students and offer comprehensive support for the material in an interactive format.
New To This Edition
- over 15 new programming exercises that emphasize processes, threads, shared memory, process synchronization, and networking
- added coverage of virtual machine scheduling and multi-threaded, multi-core architectures, as well as livelock issues
- significantly updated coverage of virtual machines, as well as multi-core CPUS, the GRUB boot loader, and operating system debugging
- added discussion of mutual exclusion locks, priority inversion
additional coverage of iSCSI, volumes, ZFS pools, PCIX PCI Express, and Hyper-Transport
- Coverage of the latest and most relevant systems, including Windows XP.
- Client-server model is integrated throughout and NFS coverage is presented in the earlier part of the text.
- Increased coverage of small footprint operating systems such as PalmOS and real-time operating systems.
- Core material in every chapter offers coverage of Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD (Unix).
- The eighth edition retains important chapters on: Memory Management, Virtual Memory, Network Structures, and Security. The authors have updated them to reflect the latest trends in operating systems design.
- 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.
- Chapter on Linux.
- All code examples are written in C and Java
Abraham Silberschatz is the Sidney J. Weinberg Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Yale University. Prior to joining Yale, he was the Vice President of the Information Sciences Research Center at Bell Laboratories. Prior to that, he held a chaired professorship in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.Professor Silberschatz 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, and the 1997 ACM SIGMOD Contribution Award. In recognition of his outstanding level of innovation and technical excellence, he was awarded the Bell Laboratories President’s Award for three different Projects — the QTM Project (1998), the DataBlitz Project (1999), and the NetInventory Project (2004).Professor Silberschatz’ writings have appeared in numerous ACM and IEEE publications and other professional conferences and journals. He is a coauthor of the textbook Database System Concepts. He has also written Op-Ed articles for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Hartford Courant, among others.Peter Baer Galvin is the chief technologist for Corporate Technologies (www.cptech.com), a computer facility reseller and integrator. Before that, Mr. Galvin was the systems manager for Brown University’s Computer Science Department. He is also Sun columnist for ;login: magazine. Mr. Galvin has written articles for Byte and other magazines, and has written columns for SunWorld and SysAdmin magazines. As a consultant and trainer, he has given talks and taught tutorials on security and system administration worldwide.Greg Gagneis 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 computer networks, distributed systems, and software engineering. He also provides workshops to computer science educators and industry professionals.
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