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Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles (7th Edition) [Hardcover]

William Stallings
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March 10, 2011 013230998X 978-0132309981 7

Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, 7e is ideal for introductory courses on operating systems.

Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles provides a comprehensive and unified introduction to operating systems topics. Stallings emphasizes both design issues and fundamental principles in contemporary systems and gives readers a solid understanding of the key structures and mechanisms of operating systems. He discusses design trade-offs and the practical decisions affecting design, performance and security. The book illustrates and reinforces design concepts and ties them to real-world design choices through the use of case studies in UNIX and Windows.

Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, 6e received the 2009 Textbook Excellence Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA)!


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About the Author

William Stallings has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 17 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 41 books on various aspects of these subjects. In over 20 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. Currently he is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions.

He has received the award for the best Computer Science textbook of the year ¿seven times from the Text and Academic Authors Association.

Bill has designed and implemented both TCP/IP-based and OSI-based protocol suites on a variety of computers and operating systems, ranging from microcomputers to mainframes. As a consultant, he has advised government agencies, computer and software vendors, and major users on the design, selection, and use of networking software and products.

As evidence of his commitment to providing a broad range of support to students, Bill created and maintains the Computer Science Student Resource Site at WilliamStallings.com/StudentSupport.html. This site provides documents and links on a variety of subjects of general interest to computer science students (and professionals).

He is a member of the editorial board of Cryptologia, a scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of cryptology. He is a frequent lecturer and author of numerous technical papers. His books include Data and Computer Communications, Ninth Edition (Prentice Hall, 2011), which has become the standard in the field.

Dr. Stallings holds a PhD from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in electrical engineering.


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 7 edition (March 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 013230998X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132309981
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a good textbook February 10, 2014
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Taking some entry level classes in Network Design for computers at a local technical college, this was the textbook selected, and available from the school website. But I always appreciate having the hard copy in my hand, that I can move quickly from one page to another distant or near page. The substance of the book fits the course fine. The explications are neat, concise, yet comprehensive. It feel that you can teach yourself by just reading it. Having access to a computer electronic lab and a live teacher, this textbook guarantees that you learn the subject well. The curve in my class is high.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend February 28, 2014
By Daniel
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It just like the new one . totally good.And not very expensive. Delivery in just 3 days.
Though I return it because I don't need it any more, but I recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good textbook February 27, 2014
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This is good textbook, but not for light reading. The author covers several OSes and does a good job of explaining the history and why we have the features we have today.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing June 10, 2012
By Oliver
Format:Hardcover
Both previous reviewers have got it wrong. While this book is conceptual, it also involves some code when it comes to explaining many things. For example, the semaphores part is completely practical.

Secondly, this book is incredible to help you learn about operating systems. The author does a great job in introducing every new concept, using images to explain himself, and the message is very clear. I highly recomend this book to any computer science student serious about learning how operating systems work. You will not regret this buy.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly Functional July 29, 2013
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A useful book for understanding OS concepts. It's quite complete, and therefore, also very boring. It does everything it means to, and explains everything. That includes things that aren't necessarily new information.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, difficult formatting March 12, 2013
By David
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The book, a required text for a class, is exactly what I was looking for. The format of the book (Kindle version) has been a bit disappointing. I love reading it on my Kindle Fire, but was disappointed that I can't read it on my Windows 8 laptop as well. I don't know if the Windows 8 app will eventually be able to use this book, but I hope that functionality is added.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book March 12, 2013
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This book is pretty good at explaining abstract concepts and how they related to real world situations. I am using this book for a college class.
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