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Operating Systems a Systematic View 5TH Edition

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B>" The fifth edition of Operating Systems: A Systematic View offers a practical and applied introduction to operating system concepts, aimed at people interested in using computers, operating systems, and networks. The authors take a "systematic view" of the subject, where they provide insight into what is going on beneath the surface instead of focusing so much on OS theory. The intent is to show why operating systems are needed and what, at a functional level, they do. The book features an engaging, reader-friendly presentation written at a pace and level appropriate for novices, and contains extensive illustrations to visually reinforce concepts. Readers are guided through some of today's most widely used operating systems, including Linux, UNIX, and Windows 2000. Also included is coverage of several modern topics and technologies, with chapters on the Windows interface, Intel Pentium architecture, and Windows internals, as well as a section on network operating systems with chapters on client/server networks, Windows 2000, Novell, and the Internet. This book is designed for people from non-technical fields and backgrounds who simply need to know how to interact with, rather than how to design, an operating system. It requires no background in programming and only a working knowledge of basic algebra. It will also be of interest to computer programmers, technical managers, and applied practitioners who want a practical and applied introduction to operating systems.

Book News Annotation:

A basic introduction to operating systems for the computer user. The fifth edition adds chapters on the Windows 2000 interface, the Intel Pentium architecture, Windows 2000 internals, client/server networks, Novell NetWare, the Windows 2000 server, and the internet.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [598]) and index.

Table of Contents

(Each Chapter concludes with a Summary, Key Words, Review Questions, Exercises.)

1. What Is an Operating System?

Basic Operating System Functions.

Layers of Abstraction.

Open Source and Proprietary Operating Systems.

A Look Ahead.

I. BASIC SYSTEM RESOURCES.

2. Hardware.

Memory.

The Processor.

Microcode.

Input and Output Devices.

Secondary Storage.

Communication Hardware.

Linking the Components.
3. Software and Data.

Hardware, Software, and Data.

Software.

Data.
4. Linking the Hardware Components.

Linking Hardware.

Architectures.

The Hardware/Software Interface.

II. BASIC OPERATING SYSTEM CONCEPTS.

5. The User Interface, the File System, and the IOCS.

An Operating System's Basic Functions.

The User Interface.

The File System.

The Input/Output Control System.

Resident and Transient Routines.

The Boot.
6. Resource Management.

Memory Management.

Virtual Memory.

Multiprogramming.

Time-sharing.

The Virtual Machine Concept.

Peripheral Device Management.

III. COMMUNICATING WITH THE OPERATING SYSTEM.

7. MS-DOS Commands.

MS-DOS.

Getting Started.

The File System.

Pipes, Filters, and Redirection.

Returning to Windows.
8. The Microsoft Windows User Interface.

Windows XP.

Working with the Windows File System.

Other Features.
9. The UNIX/Linux User Interface.

UNIX.

The File System.

Working with the File System.

Pipes, Filters, and Redirection.

Shell Scripts.

The Command Line and GUI Layers.

IV. OPERATING SYSTEM INTERNALS.

10. The Intel Architecture.

Introduction.

Intel Architecture Overview.

Memory Addressing.

Task Management.

Memory Protection.

Interrupt Handling.

Improving the Performance of the Intel Architecture.

Intel's 64-bit Itanium Architecture.
11. MS-DOS Internals.

MS-DOS.
12. Windows XP Internals.

Windows XP.

Windows XP Architecture.

Process Management.

Memory Management.

Disk Management.

File Management.

Input Output Manager.

The Registry.

Multimedia Support.

The 64-Bit Version.
13. UNIX and Linux Internals.

The UNIX System.

Images and Processes.

Getting Started.

Time-slicing and Interrupts.

Memory Management.

The File System.

UNIX Internals.

Linux.
14. Macintosh OS X Internals.

Introduction.

OS X Architecture.

Darwin.

Processor Scheduling.

Memory Management.

File Systems.

Device Drivers.

QuickTime.
15. MVS Internals.

Traditional Mainframes.

Traditional IBM Mainframe Operating Principles.

Operating System Functions.

The Dispatching Process.

V. NETWORKS.

16. Data Communication and Networks.

Layers.

Data Communication.

The Public Communication Infrastructure.

Networks.
17. The Internet and the World Wide Web.

The Internet's Infrastructure.

Internet Addressing.

TCP/IP, the Internet's Protocols.

The World Wide Web.

An Expanded Layered View.
18. Client/Server Information Systems.

Web Information Systems.

Services.

Middleware.

Security.
19. Windows 2003 Server.

Introduction.

The Windows 2003 Network Architecture.

File Services.

Print Services.

Web Services.

Media Services.

Clustering Services.

Peer-to-Peer Networks.

Managing Windows 2003 Server.

Using Windows 2003 Server from a Client Computer.
20. Linux Networking.

Introduction.

Network Services.

Linux File Services.

Windows Interconnectivity.

Print Services.

Apache Web Server.

Clustering.
21. Novell NetWare.

NetWare.

File Systems.

Printing Services.

Novell Directory Services.

Network Management.

Novell Netware 6.5.

Using NetWare.
Appendix A: Number Systems, Data Types, and Codes.

Appendix B: Summary of MS-DOS Commands.

Appendix C: Summary of UNIX Commands.

Appendix D: IBM OS/JCL.

Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201612578
Subtitle:
A Systematic View
Author:
Davis, William S.
Author:
Rajkumar, T. M.
Publisher:
Addison Wesley
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Pharmaceutical chemistry
Subject:
Pharmacokinetics
Subject:
Operating systems
Subject:
Chemistry, Pharmaceutical.
Subject:
Drug Design.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 89
Publication Date:
20040421
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
9.40x7.66x1.15 in. 2.52 lbs.

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