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Operating Systems Principles 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0130266118
ISBN-10: 0130266116
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 543 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (December 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130266116
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130266118
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #828,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I don't think this book is that bad at all. I didn't see any typos and the book was pretty clear. Although I must note, this book does assume that the reader has a certain level of familiarity with subject, so don't pick it up unless you already know a thing or two about processes, multi-threading, memory management, etc. As the introduction says, this book is meant to supplement a college course, so it's not going to explain everything single thing as if the reader has never seen a computer science book before.

Another note, this is a PRINCIPLES book which means it talks mostly about theory. If you're looking for a book that teaches you how to implement operating systems, then this is not the book for you.

My two cents: It's a good college book, but it isn't really that useful outside of academia.
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This book was recommended by the professor. It is an online class. I am considering dropping the class. The book introduces information without an explanation of the information. In page 49 the author gave a program using fork join and quit. However the program was not explained. I did not know how he got T1 = 2, T2 = 3. was this pick out of the hat? Also I wonder how he come about L2, L3 and so on how do I determine which the arrangement of all the LS? if you did not explain your program, how am i suppose to understand it? I may be wrong may be the book is meant for different audience. If you are newbie, avoid this book
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By P on December 30, 2009
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This is quite possibly the worst computer book I have read. This book was assigned for an OS course in college and I wish they could have found a better book. There are so many typos in this book that it really detracts from the understanding of the material. The questions at the end of each chapter are poorly written, ambiguous, and in a lot of cases had typos. Do yourself a favor and find another book.
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Book is awesome and copy was in great condition too.
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By A. Ye on January 20, 2008
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hard to read. difficult to understand. not recommended. waste your money if you buy it.
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