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Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles (6th Edition)

Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles (6th Edition)
Author: William Stallings
ISBN 13: 9780136006329
ISBN 10: 136006329
Edition: 6
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2008-04-19
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 840
List Price: $160.00

Uses running case studies throughout the book, motivating the material and enhancing understanding. These relevant and contemporary cases use the systems:

  • Windows NT
  • UNIX

Text has been reorganized into smaller, more manageable sized chapters.

A broad and unified expanded treatment of distributed operating systems thoroughly covers this area of increasing importance.

  • process migration
  • process communication
  • mutual exclusion
  • deadlock

Presents comprehensive, lucid and extremely up-to-date topical coverage within a logical, well-developed framework.

  • detailed treatment of threads.
  • unique, comprehensive treatment of scheduling.
  • thorough, unified discussion of I/O.
  • broad coverage of OS security.
  • solid, systematic treatment of concurrency.

Provides an internet mailing list, for exchange of information/ideas with other instructors and author.

Object-oriented design techniques discussed and a separate appendix provided.

A website to provide support for instructors and students at http://www.shore.net/~ws/OS2e.html


New edition of a text on the concepts, structure, and mechanisms of contemporary operating systems, with coverage of design principles and implementation issues. Intended for both an academic and a professional audience. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)