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Good book, for my class
on January 4, 2014
A lot of good information in this book. I thought I knew a lot about Operating Systems going into the class that I used this book in Fall/2013 semester. I was wrong. With this book and a great instructor I was able to learn so much.
I am sure there is a new edition coming out soon, at least I hope so, the author presents the material straight forward. A lot of nice exercises in the chapters to help you grasp the information. Some pretty great history in the book about how all of this started that I found most interesting.
This book does not cover Windows 8-8.1 to let you know, that is why I am sure there is another edition in the making, I hope so if the author is willing to put in the effort they deserve the work for another edition in my opinion.
Mainly covers Windows OS, has small chapter on MAC OS, and a decent chapter on Linux Ubuntu OS. I would of liked to of seen more of Linux, but our school has a class designated for Linux OS.
What the book did do is open me up to Linux possibilities that I never considered, well the instructor was very detailed about Linux as well. I am not sure if much of my future builds will have anymore Microsoft products on it.
I will stop right here, Great book, if you are buying this to learn about Operating systems covers up to Windows 7 so if you are getting it for a great price, nothing really has changed. If you want the most up to date information, check to see if there is another edition coming out. There may be one out already, I have not looked.