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Get inside today’s most popular operating systems
How do today’s operating systems work? The award-winning team of Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Galvin, and Greg Gagne gets you right up to speed on all the key concepts of computer operating systems. Employing the familiar Java programming language, this new edition of their popular guide gives you a thorough theoretical foundation that you can apply to a wide variety of systems as you progress to the next level of your computer work.
Operating System Concepts with Java, Seventh Edition, has been updated to cover the most current topics and applications and designed to help you bridge the gap between concepts and implementations. Integrating the client-server model throughout, the text takes you step-by-step through all the major aspects of programming, including:
- Several new Java example programs including features in Java 5.
- Increased coverage of user perspective in Chapter 1.
- Increased coverage of OS design throughout.
- A new chapter on real-time and embedded systems (Chapter 19).
- A new chapter on multimedia (Chapter 20).
- Additional coverage of security and protection.
- Additional coverage of distributed programming.
- New exercises, programming assignments, and projects at the end of each chapter.
- New student-focused pedagogy and a new two-color design to enhance the learning process.
- Linux, Windows XP, Mac OS X, and other influential operating systems.
Whether you’re already adept at Java or new to it, you’ll appreciate the Java Primer that’s thoughtfully included. The two-color design makes it easier for you to navigate through the chapters, and a plethora of examples, programming exercises, and supplementary online tests and exercises (available through WileyPLUS) help you absorb and reinforce what you’ve learned. With such complete support, you’ll soon be ready to enter the world of operating systems design with confidence.
About the Author
Abraham Silberschatz is the Sidney J. Weinberg Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Yale University. Prior to joining Yale, he was Vice President of the Information Sciences Research Center at Bell Laboratories. Prior to that, he held a chaired professorship in the Depart 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 Education 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's writings have appeared in numerous AVM and IEEE publications and other professional conferences and journals. He is a coauthor of the textbook Database Systems 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 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 Gagne is chair of the Computer Science department at Westminister 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.