Understanding Operating Systems / Edition 6

Understanding Operating Systems / Edition 6

by Ann McHoes
     
 

ISBN-10: 143907920X

ISBN-13: 2901439079200

Pub. Date: 02/17/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning

UNDERSTANDING OPERATING SYSTEMS provides a basic understanding of operating systems theory, a comparison of the major operating systems in use, and a description of the technical and operational tradeoffs inherent in each. The effective two-part organization covers the theory of operating systems, their historical roots, and their conceptual basis (which does not…  See more details below

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UNDERSTANDING OPERATING SYSTEMS provides a basic understanding of operating systems theory, a comparison of the major operating systems in use, and a description of the technical and operational tradeoffs inherent in each. The effective two-part organization covers the theory of operating systems, their historical roots, and their conceptual basis (which does not change substantially), culminating with how these theories are applied in the specifics of five operating systems (which evolve constantly). The authors explain this technical subject in a not-so-technical manner, providing enough detail to illustrate the complexities of stand-alone and networked operating systems. UNDERSTANDING OPERATING SYSTEMS is written in a clear, conversational style with concrete examples and illustrations that readers easily grasp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901439079200
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/17/2010
Series:
Advanced Topics Series
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
608

Table of Contents

PART I: OPERATING SYSTEMS THEORY. 1. Overview. 2. Memory Management, Early Systems. 3. Memory Management, Recent Systems. 4. Processor Management. 5. Process Management. 6. Concurrent Processes. 7. Device Management. 8. File Management. 9. Network Organization Concepts. 10. Management of Network Functions. 11. System Management. PART II: OPERATING SYSTEMS IN PRACTICE. 12. MS-DOS Operating System. 13. Windows 2000 Operating System. 14. Unix Operating System. 15. Open VMS Alpha Operating System. 16. OS/390 Operating System. Appendix A: Command Translation Table. Appendix B: Guide to BM Acronyms. Appendix C: Guide to Microsoft Acronyms. Appendix D: Guide to Graphical User Interfaces. Appendix E: ACM Code of Ethics And Professional Conduct. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

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