Operating System Principles


Product details

  • Paperback: 920 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; Seventh edition (27 November 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8126509627
  • ISBN-13: 978-8126509621
  • Package Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.3 x 4.3 cm


Operating System Concept is the best-selling introduction in the market, continues to provide a solid theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems. The seventh edition has been updated to offer coverage of the most current topics and applications, improved conceptual coverage and additional content to bridge the gap between concepts and actual implementations. The new two-color design allows for easier navigation and motivation. New exercises, lab projects and review questions help to further reinforce important concepts.

Table of Contents:

Part I: Overview

  • Introduction
  • System Structures

Part II: Process Management

  • Process-Concept
  • Multithreaded Programming
  • Process Scheduling

Part III: Process Coordination

  • Synchronization
  • Deadlocks

Part IV: Memory Management

  • Memory-Management Strategies
  • Virtual-Memory Management

Part V: Storage Management

  • File System
  • Implementing File Systems
  • Secondary-Storage Structure
  • I/O Systems

Part VI: Distributed Systems

  • Distributed Operating Systems
  • Distributed File Systems
  • Distributed System Structures

Part VII: Protection and Security

  • System Protection
  • System Security

Part VIII: Special-Purpose Systems

  • Real-Time Systems
  • Multimedia Systems
  • The Linux System
  • Windows XP
  • Influential Operating Systems

Appendix A: Unix BSD
Appendix B: The Mach System
Appendix C: Windows 2000

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