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Operating System Concepts (English) 8th Edition

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Operating System Concepts, written by Peter B. Galvin, Greg Gagne and Abraham Silberschatz, is an informative guide to operating systems with an overview of all the major aspects.

Summary Of The Book

Operating System Concepts helps readers keep abreast of some key areas in the field of operating systems. These include clustered computing, open-source operating systems and virtual machines. In a nutshell, Operating System Concepts is a guide to the fundamental principles of operating systems. The book deals with topics like process, operating systems and their functioning, and design. It also looks at special-purpose systems, storage management, security, distributed systems and memory. Various concepts, practices and trends are presented along with other features of an operating system in the introductory parts.

Other core areas in Operating System Concepts include multi-core processors, transactional memory, Solaris 10 memory management, NUMA and the ZFS file system of Sun. The book contains a simulator for apt demonstration of topics and is divided into parts. Some chapters in this book include Operating System Structures, CPU Scheduling, Processes, Deadlocks, Threads and File-System Interface. There are many additional topics covered under these chapters such as Deadlock prevention, Deadlock characterization, Algorithm Evaluation, Thread scheduling, Process scheduling, System Calls, System Boot and so on.

This book contains many problems and exercises in programming for the benefit of readers. Students and aspirants can confidently tackle intricacies and nuances of operating systems with the help of this book.

About The Authors

Abraham Silberschatz is an author and academic. Abraham Silberschatz has also written Database System Concepts. Abraham Silberschatz has been Vice President at the Information Sciences Research Center of Bell Labs and professor at the University of Texas. He has held the Computer Science chair at Yale and is presently the Sidney J. Weinberg professor at Yale University. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ACM and AAAS. He has won awards like the IEEE Taylor L. Booth Education, ACM Karl V. Karlstrom, Bell Laboratories President’s Award and ACM SIGMOD Contribution Award. He has published editorials for the Boston Globe, Industry Standard, The New York Times and the Hartford Courant. Storage systems, operating systems, database systems and network management are his research interests.

Greg Gagne is an professor, and author. Other books by him are Operating System Concepts with Java and Operating System Concepts Essentials. Greg Gagne specializes in distributed systems, computer networks and operating systems. He holds the computer science chair at Westminster College in Salt Lake City.

Peter B. Galvin is an author, consultant, columnist, and trainer. Peter B. Galvin has also authored Applied Operating Systems Concepts. Peter B. Galvin has worked at the Computer Science department of Brown University as Systems Manager and is the Chief Technologist at Corporate Technologies Inc. He has contributed to Byte, SysAdmin, SunWorld and Usenix. He has trained security and system administrators and lectured at institutions and conferences.

Table of Contents

Overview

• Introduction
• Operating-System Structures
Process Management
• Processes
• Threads
• CPU Scheduling
• Process Synchronization
• Deadlocks
Memory Management
• Main Memory
• Virtual Memory

Storage Management

• File-System Interface
• File-System Implementation
• Mass-Storage Structure
• I/O Systems

Protection And Security

• Protection
• Security
Overview
• Introduction
• Operating-System Structures

Process Management

• Processes
• Threads
• CPU Scheduling
• Process Synchronization
• Deadlocks

Memory Management

• Main Memory
• Virtual Memory
Storage Management
• File-System Interface
• File-System Implementation
• Mass-Storage Structure
• I/O Systems

Protection And Security

• Protection
• Security
Distributed Systems
• Distributed System Structures
• Distributed File Systems
• Distributed Coordination

Special -Purpose Systems

• Real-Time Systems
• CASE STUDIES
• The Linux System
• Windows XP
• Influential Operating Systems• Distributed System Structures
• Distributed File Systems
• Distributed Coordination

Special -Purpose Systems

• Real-Time Systems
• CASE STUDIES
• The Linux System
• Windows XP
• Influential Operating Systems

Specifications of Operating System Concepts (English) 8th Edition (Paperback)

Contributors
Authored By Silberschatz Galvin Gagne
Book Details
Publisher WILEY INDIA PVT LTD
Publication Year 2009
ISBN-13 9788126520510
ISBN-10 8126520515
Language English
Edition 8th
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 992 Pages
Territorial Rights India, Nepal. Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan. Sir Lanka
University Books Details
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B.Sc(Computer Science), Chemical Engineering, Information Technology Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Science Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electronics and... Read More

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A must reference book for OS--(Mumbai University)

A very good conceptual book..
Will help u especially if you are from Mumbai University..
The book has been written in a simple lucid language which will help you understand better..
Will clear your doubts in topics such as process scheduling and process concurrency..

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Great Book For Gate Aspirants Plus University papers!

Hi Friends,

I just want to tell you that Operating System is very important subject for a computer Engineer.. Most of the engineers know the overview of Operating system but very few ones's know the essential working of the structure of Operating System ...so guys if you really want to know what Operating system core part is or its concept thoroughly then This book is the Best Book you will ever have...

This Book is in easy language plus it clarify your concepts.....

It has brief Knowledge about

Memory management part
like Paging, Segmentation, Virtual memory etc
Process Management:-
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Hi Friends,

I just want to tell you that Operating System is very important subject for a computer Engineer.. Most of the engineers know the overview of Operating system but very few ones's know the essential working of the structure of Operating System ...so guys if you really want to know what Operating system core part is or its concept thoroughly then This book is the Best Book you will ever have...

This Book is in easy language plus it clarify your concepts.....

It has brief Knowledge about

Memory management part
like Paging, Segmentation, Virtual memory etc
Process Management:-
l...
Hi Friends,

I just want to tell you that Operating System is very important subject for a computer Engineer.. Most of the engineers know the overview of Operating system but very few ones's know the essential working of the structure of Operating System ...so guys if you really want to know what Operating system core part is or its concept thoroughly then This book is the Best Book you will ever have...

This Book is in easy language plus it clarify your concepts.....

It has brief Knowledge about

Memory management part
like Paging, Segmentation, Virtual memory etc
Process Management:-
like scheduling Algos, Preemption etc...

Moreover its recommended for even gate Preparation.... So just buy it....

Enjoy!

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24 Apr 2013
Must have.

Every computer science student ought to have this book. It is an excellent book with clear and vivid explanations. Every topic has been covered in detail and has been explained in a very simple manner.

But it is not a book for a quick study though. For that you must refer to this book's slides on the Wiley site which states everything in brief and is a life saver during exams.

Just make sure you go for the right edition as certain new editions have omitted some topics.

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The Language or flow is Simple, Texts have ample conveying knowledge, low or less mess.

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