Operating System Concepts 8 Edition
    Operating System Concepts 8 Edition (English, Paperback, Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne)

    Operating System Concepts 8 Edition  (English, Paperback, Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: WILEY
    • ISBN: 9788126520510, 8126520515
    • Edition: 8, 2009
    • Pages: 992
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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.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2009
    • Authored By
      • Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne
    University Books Details
    • Specialization
      • 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 Communication Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Information Technology Engineering
    • Term
      • 2nd Semester, 5th Semester, 6th Semester, 4th Semester
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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..

    Umang Sardesai

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    24 Apr, 2012

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    poor page quality - defective product

    I always expect a good quality product from flipkart. The book i bought is of very poor quality, almost half of the pages of the books the printing was not clear . I rate it as defective product.


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    11 Jan, 2014

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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...

    Deepak Saini

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    26 Sep, 2012

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    Best book for Operating Systems

    I think the book contains everything that a computer science student requires. The book contains some very important concepts which are very difficult to understand, but with this book it becomes very easy.

    Vaibhav Srivastava

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    15 Nov, 2014

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    Nice book.

    Atishey Jain

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    18 May, 2017


    Pages missing

    Many pages from the book were missing. Got lot of trouble.

    Amrit Agrawal

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    23 Mar, 2017


    good but bad

    Its good for concepts but this book is the pirated verson where many pages are not printed properly.

    Sayantan Ghosh

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    13 Aug, 2016


    Best Book For OS

    If you wanna learn the concepts of OS in detail then this is the book. all the concepts are explained in simple language.

    Just get it and you'll know how good it is.

    Tek Raj Chhetri

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    24 Jan, 2016


    best book for os

    simple language
    both for beginners and experts
    lots of example
    plus it also helps in gate prep

    manohar kumar

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    2 Feb, 2015


    Best for Mumbai University Students.

    The book is a complete guide for students of Mumbai University, Its as per their syllabus and also includes additional useful information, which a student must have.

    Abhishek Pal

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    18 Dec, 2014

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