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UNIX Internals: The New Frontiers 1st Edition
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I originally encountered "UNIX Internals" in my undergraduate operating systems class. At the time, I liked it, but I didn't really appreciate its full beauty until I re-read it with a few years of operating systems experience under my belt. I work as an operating systems programmer for a living, and whenever my knowledge needs brushing up, I go back to this book.
Uresh Vahalia does an excellent job of comparing and analyzing the approaches taken by different operating systems, rather than merely describing them. His deep understanding of the topic is what really sets this book apart. In addition, it is well written, conveniently organized, and thoroughly indexed. If you really want to understand operating systems, this is the perfect book for you.
As others have noted, this book is not for the beginner. You should probably have a minimum of three years of computer science experience before picking this book up.
This is a fasinating Unix internal book on market that can take the reader into the Unixes forest, in the meantime, keep readers a clear view about the forest evolution and landscape.
The book is not for Unix beginner.
Congratulations to Dr Vahalia! I think you've written the seminal work for UNIX students for the next few years.
clear understanding of OS after finishing this book.
The genius of the book is that it is at the appropriate level of abstraction for people who are not yet experts in Unix Internals, but who are interested in learning. This is not a book for beginners, but it is an excellent choice for serious students who are trying to become experts.
Even given its age, a lot of the information is still relevant. I have been disappointed that the long-promised new edition has not been released yet, and I even considered delaying the release of my own book until I could consult the new edition. I'm glad that I did not delay my own release, since it appears that the 2nd edition was cancelled.
Author, Solaris Troubleshooting Handbook
Having read the first edition am eagerly awaiting the 2nd edition...
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But it is not useful for newbie/beginner/learner to read up and understand the Unix kernel fundamentals.
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