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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“The presentation is excellent. The book should be on the desk of any serious student of operating systems.”--Dr. Samuel Kohn, Thomas Edison State College

 

“I would give the authors very high grades for their writing style. Topics are explained in a clear and understandable manner. Presentations are well organized and they flow in logical fashion. The book provides the right depth and breadth of explanations with the appropriate amount of rigor and abstraction.” --Gojko Babic, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University

 

The definitive, up-to-date introduction to operating systems:

Core principles plus hands-on examples with the new MINIX 3 operating system

 

The world’s best-selling introductory operating systems text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest advances in OS design and implementation. Offering an optimal balance of theory and practice, Operating Systems: Design and Implementation, Third Edition remains the best resource for anyone seeking a deep understanding of how operating systems work.

 

This edition includes MINIX 3, more compact, more reliable, better suited for embedded applications – and, above all, even easier to teach and learn from. Using MINIX, the authors introduce virtually every core concept needed to construct a working OS: system calls, processes, IPC, scheduling, I/O, deadlocks, memory management, threads, file systems, security, and more. 

 

NEW TO THIS EDITION

 

·   Newly-released, significantly-improved MINIX 3 operating system on CD-ROM: giving students  hands-on experience in  modifying and rebuilding a contemporary operating system

·   Expanded and reorganized coverage of processes and communication

·   Revised and enhanced coverage of CPU scheduling, deadlocks, file system reliability, and security

·   Includes more than 150 end of chapter problems

 

·   ABOUT THE AUTHORS

 

Andrew S. Tanenbaum has an S.B. degree from M.I.T. and a Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is currently a Professor of Computer Science and Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where, for more than 30 years, he has taught operating systems, computer organization, and networking to thousands of students. Professor Tanenbaum is the winner of the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award and the ACM/SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computer Science Education. 

 

Albert S. Woodhull is Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science and Biology at the School of Natural Science, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. He also served until recently as computer system administrator for the Department of Biology in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. He holds an S.B. degree from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. the University of Washington. Supported by a Fulbright grant, he has taught at the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria and the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua. 

Book News Annotation:

An update of the 1987 edition providing coverage of fundamental operation systems concepts such as processes, interprocess communication, input-output, virtual memory, file systems, and security. These principles are illustrated through the use of a UNIX-like operating system called MINIX that allows students to test their knowledge in hands-on system design projects. The CD-ROM contains the full MINIX source code and two simulators for running MINIX on various computers.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Revised to address the latest version of MINIX (MINIX 3), this streamlined, simplified new edition remains the only operating systems book to first explain relevant principles, then demonstrate applications using a Linux-like operating system as the detailed example. Designed especially for high reliability and for use in embedded systems. Minux features a simpler presentation than previous versions, with less than 4,000 lines of code in the kernel. The book is has been fully updated, with significant changes to the sections on CPU scheduling, deadlocks, file system reliability and security.      The book’s reference section has been updated to reference modern literature.   Written by the creator of Minux, professional programmers will now have the most up-to-date tutorial and reference available today.

Synopsis:

“The presentation is excellent. The book should be on the desk of any serious student of operating systems.”--Dr. Samuel Kohn, Thomas Edison State College

 

“I would give the authors very high grades for their writing style. Topics are explained in a clear and understandable manner. Presentations are well organized and they flow in logical fashion. The book provides the right depth and breadth of explanations with the appropriate amount of rigor and abstraction.” --Gojko Babic, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University

 

The definitive, up-to-date introduction to operating systems:

Core principles plus hands-on examples with the new MINIX 3 operating system

 

The world’s best-selling introductory operating systems text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest advances in OS design and implementation. Offering an optimal balance of theory and practice, Operating Systems: Design and Implementation, Third Edition remains the best resource for anyone seeking a deep understanding of how operating systems work.

 

This edition includes MINIX 3, more compact, more reliable, better suited for embedded applications – and, above all, even easier to teach and learn from. Using MINIX, the authors introduce virtually every core concept needed to construct a working OS: system calls, processes, IPC, scheduling, I/O, deadlocks, memory management, threads, file systems, security, and more. 

 

NEW TO THIS EDITION

 

·   Newly-released, significantly-improved MINIX 3 operating system on CD-ROM: giving students  hands-on experience in  modifying and rebuilding a contemporary operating system

·   Expanded and reorganized coverage of processes and communication

·   Revised and enhanced coverage of CPU scheduling, deadlocks, file system reliability, and security

·   Includes more than 150 end of chapter problems

 

·   ABOUT THE AUTHORS

 

Andrew S. Tanenbaum has an S.B. degree from M.I.T. and a Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is currently a Professor of Computer Science and Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where, for more than 30 years, he has taught operating systems, computer organization, and networking to thousands of students. Professor Tanenbaum is the winner of the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award and the ACM/SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computer Science Education. 

 

Albert S. Woodhull is Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science and Biology at the School of Natural Science, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. He also served until recently as computer system administrator for the Department of Biology in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. He holds an S.B. degree from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. the University of Washington. Supported by a Fulbright grant, he has taught at the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria and the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua. 

About the Author

Andrew S. Tanenbaum has a B.S. Degree from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently a Professor of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he heads the Computer Systems Group. He is also Dean of the Advanced School for Computing and Imaging, an interuniversity graduate school doing research on advanced parallel, distributed, and imaging systems. Nevertheless, he is trying very hard to avoid turning into a bureaucrat.

In the past, he has done research on compilers, operating systems, networking, and local-area distributed systems. His current research focuses primarily on the design of wide-area distributed systems that scale to a billion users. These research projects have led to five books and over 85 referred papers in journals and conference proceedings.

Prof. Tanenbaum has also produced a considerable volume of software. He was the principal architect of the Amsterdam Compiler Kit, a widely-used toolkit for writing portable compilers, as well as of MINIX, a small UNIX clone intended for use in student programming labs. Together with his Ph.D. students and programmers, he helped design the Amoeba distributed operating system, a high-performance microkernel-based distributed operating system. The MINIX and Amoeba systems are now available for free via the Internet..

Prof. Tanenbaum is a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, winner of the 1994 ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, and winner of the 1997 ACM/SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computer Science Education. He is also listed in Who’s Who in the World.

 

Albert S. Woodhull was a faculty member in the School of Natural Science, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA for many years. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts and Smith College in the US, and he has been a visiting faculty member on multiple occasions at universities in Nicaragua, supported on two of these visits by Fulbright grants. He also served as a computer and network system administrator at the University of Massachusetts. He holds an B.S. degree from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. His home page on the web is at http://minix1.woodhull.com/asw/.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780136386773
With:
Woodhull, Albert S.
With:
Woodhull, Albert S.
With:
Woodhull, Albert S.
Author:
Tanenbaum, Andrew S.
Author:
Woodhull, Albert S.
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Location:
Upper Saddle River, NJ :
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - IBM Compatible
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Programming - Systems Analysis & Design
Subject:
Operating systems
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 2, 1915
Publication Date:
20060104
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1080
Dimensions:
24 cm. +

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
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"Synopsis" by , Revised to address the latest version of MINIX (MINIX 3), this streamlined, simplified new edition remains the only operating systems book to first explain relevant principles, then demonstrate applications using a Linux-like operating system as the detailed example. Designed especially for high reliability and for use in embedded systems. Minux features a simpler presentation than previous versions, with less than 4,000 lines of code in the kernel. The book is has been fully updated, with significant changes to the sections on CPU scheduling, deadlocks, file system reliability and security.      The book’s reference section has been updated to reference modern literature.   Written by the creator of Minux, professional programmers will now have the most up-to-date tutorial and reference available today.
"Synopsis" by ,

“The presentation is excellent. The book should be on the desk of any serious student of operating systems.”--Dr. Samuel Kohn, Thomas Edison State College

 

“I would give the authors very high grades for their writing style. Topics are explained in a clear and understandable manner. Presentations are well organized and they flow in logical fashion. The book provides the right depth and breadth of explanations with the appropriate amount of rigor and abstraction.” --Gojko Babic, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University

 

The definitive, up-to-date introduction to operating systems:

Core principles plus hands-on examples with the new MINIX 3 operating system

 

The world’s best-selling introductory operating systems text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest advances in OS design and implementation. Offering an optimal balance of theory and practice, Operating Systems: Design and Implementation, Third Edition remains the best resource for anyone seeking a deep understanding of how operating systems work.

 

This edition includes MINIX 3, more compact, more reliable, better suited for embedded applications – and, above all, even easier to teach and learn from. Using MINIX, the authors introduce virtually every core concept needed to construct a working OS: system calls, processes, IPC, scheduling, I/O, deadlocks, memory management, threads, file systems, security, and more. 

 

NEW TO THIS EDITION

 

·   Newly-released, significantly-improved MINIX 3 operating system on CD-ROM: giving students  hands-on experience in  modifying and rebuilding a contemporary operating system

·   Expanded and reorganized coverage of processes and communication

·   Revised and enhanced coverage of CPU scheduling, deadlocks, file system reliability, and security

·   Includes more than 150 end of chapter problems

 

·   ABOUT THE AUTHORS

 

Andrew S. Tanenbaum has an S.B. degree from M.I.T. and a Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is currently a Professor of Computer Science and Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where, for more than 30 years, he has taught operating systems, computer organization, and networking to thousands of students. Professor Tanenbaum is the winner of the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award and the ACM/SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computer Science Education. 

 

Albert S. Woodhull is Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science and Biology at the School of Natural Science, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. He also served until recently as computer system administrator for the Department of Biology in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. He holds an S.B. degree from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. the University of Washington. Supported by a Fulbright grant, he has taught at the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria and the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua. 

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