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Operating System Concepts Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-1118112731 ISBN-10: 1118112733 Edition: 8th, Update Edition

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  • Hardcover: 972 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 8th, Update Edition edition (July 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118112733
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118112731
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.1 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The authors provide a quite exhaustive and up to date [circa 2011] explanation of the main operating systems in deployment. The level of the narrative is suited for an undergraduate senior level or graduate level class in computing.

The book is well reinforced by an integration with the online Wiley Plus website. On this you can get source code appropriate to each chapter, as well as solutions to the practice exercises. This frees up the text from having to provide space to list the source code or answers, which you often see in other texts.

The chapters are configured with 2 sets of exercises; the practice ones being the first set and simpler. This format lets you, if you are the instructor for a college course, assign the second set as homework. Also, the website offers more problems and answers to those. For the instructor or dedicated student, this is a value added bonus. Plus the website has another nifty feature - a simulator of an operating system. Instructors who have been in this field long enough might have seen cases where a computer course might have had this, but implemented locally on that department's machines, so that students had something tangible they could run their assembly code on. While this is vital, the problem was the effort needed in writing that simulator. It is a great timesaver to have it here as the book's companion.

Overall, the pedagogy strikes a good balance between the traditional book-only mode of instruction and going the much ballyhooed pure DVD or web or e-book reader approach.

Chapter 8 on the main memory is a well written account of how a user program goes from source code to run time. It explains the key ideas of the functioning of a memory management unit and logical and physical addresses.
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By Alaa M. Mohamed on April 15, 2013
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A little lengthy but does the job. I bought the kindle version and it was like a PDF only works on a PC.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Prasath on March 28, 2012
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I bought this book because it was the prescribed text book for my course. Each chapter is unnecessarily lengthy and the Authors fail to explain most of the concepts clearly. I am surprised why a lot of the Universities prescribe this book over others. If your intentions are just about passing your OS course, then this book might just come handy. But if you are intended to learn actually how stuff works, then there are tons of better books on this subject, try them before falling a prey for this book.

In my opinion, "Operating Systems" by William Stallings is way better. Stallings explains each, and every concept very clearly and with just the right amount of text(no verbal diarrhea as in the case of this book). You might also want to check out the book by Gary Nutt.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ellmau on February 21, 2013
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As usual this topic is all about advance abstract details, the book helps to clarify difficult issues.
Excellent as a study text. Book was in great condition.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By bitlock on January 27, 2012
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I bought this book because it was required for my class. I have used it both for getting a general understanding of concepts and for finding more in depth explanations. The book has some nice examples written in C++ and Java so that interested students can get a better feel for what is going on behind the scenes. Additionally, each chapter has review questions and project questions. The review questions were harder than I expected because they were not simple skim-the-book type problems. Rather it requires some serious thought and a broader understanding of what is going on in the chapter. I found this a refreshing change from textbooks I have read in the past.

The book also has some nice little projects that an ambitious student could take on; for example, writing your first process in a customized Linux kernel. All in all I say the book is a good buy and will likely earn a place on my book shelf once the quarter is over.
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