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Understanding Operating Systemsby Ida M Flynn
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This text 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 culminating with how these theories are applied in the specifics of five operating systems.
Book News Annotation:
This book provides a basic understanding of operating systems while avoiding technical discussion of the design and programming issues covered in traditional operating systems textbooks. Individual sections focus on issues common to all operating systems, and on specific operating systems. The later part contains a description of the technical and operational tradeoffs inherent in each system under review. Flynn teaches at the U. of Pittsburgh; McHoes, at Carlow College.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This fourth edition blends operating systems theory and practice in a well-organized way. Its innovative two-part approach explores operating systems theory and development in the first section, and discusses the four most widely-used operating systems (MS-DOS, Windows, Linux, and UNIX) in the second. Each chapter has been updated for currency, and a brand-new chapter on System Security has been added.
The fourth edition of this best-selling book blends operating systems theory and practice in an appealing, well-organized way.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 455-458) and index.
About the Author
Ann McIver McHoes has been writing about computers for 25 years including, with the late Ida M. Flynn, the first four editions of Understanding Operating Systems, two of which won awards from the Text and Academic Authors Association. On an adjunct basis, her teaching assignments have included undergraduate classes at Carlow University and graduate courses at Chatham College.
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"The book is wonderful. It is a joy to be able to provide students with a text that does such a good job at explaining how things work when it comes to operating systems."
---Tim Young, Indiana University?Purdue University Indianapolis
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