Synopses & Reviews
Get the latest theory and technical information for working on Windows, Mac OS, and UNIX/Linuxplatforms with GUIDE TO OPERATING SYSTEMS, 4E. Topics include operating system theory, installation, upgrading, configuring (operating system and hardware), file systems, security, hardware options, storage, resource sharing, network connectivity, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Designed to be easily understood and highly practical, GUIDE TO OPERATING SYSTEMS, 4E is the resource readers need for deepening their understanding of different operating systems. GUIDE TO OPERATING SYSTEMS, 4E prepares readers to understand the fundamental concepts of computer operating systems. The book specifically addresses Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, SUSE Linux, Fedora Linux, Red Hat Linux, and Mac OS X (Panther, Tiger, Leopard, and Snow Leopard), and provides information on all network operating subjects.
"This textbook is an excellent introduction to operating systems in addition to a fundamental networking course. Students that may be preparing for different certification exams (Microsoft Windows 7, Vista or XP for example, or Linux+) might find this book an exceptional introduction to the similarities and differences to the varying operating systems. I love the idea of having hands on projects and end of chapter case projects. It is important for students to know and know how, but also how to show and do! Integrating authentic activities into the book is excellent practice for future IT practitioners."
"Chapter content is covered in a balanced manner; writing style is clear and structured for easy comprehension."
Guide to Operating Systems, Enhanced Edition provides the information needed to understand and support the desktop, server, and network operating systems in use today -- Windows XP, Windows Vista (the latest Windows version) Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows 2000, SUSE Linux, Fedora Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Mac OS X (Panther and Tiger), and NetWare. Major concepts include operating system theory, installation, upgrading, configuring (operating system and hardware), file systems, security, hardware options, storage, resource sharing, network connectivity, maintenance, and troubleshooting. This book combines theory and technical practice for a stronger understanding, and it is great for training technical professionals who support multiple operating systems.
About the Author
Michael Palmer, Ph.D., is an industry consultant and educator who has written numerous networking and operating systems books, including best-selling books about Microsoft Windows Server systems and UNIX/Linux. He is president of CertQuick, which provides computer and networking consulting services, technical authoring services, and computer science curriculum development for schools. Dr. Palmer has worked for 30 years in higher education and industry as an instructor, professor, systems and networking specialist, technical manager, department head, and consultant. He holds bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Michael Walters is a higher education information technology facilitator and innovator. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and an M.B.A. from the University of Wyoming and has worked in higher education for 33 years. He has spent his career in higher education working first at the University of Wyoming where he directed the academic and administrative computing and networking functions for seven community colleges. He also directed the Client Support Services department. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Information Technology and the Chief Information Officer at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming. By working closely with faculty, he provided them with the technology tools and environment to be successful in their classrooms including a broad range of operating systems tailored to their instructional needs. He also met regularly with the students to determine the technology they needed to be competitive in the market place and to enhance their education. Under Michael's leadership and with the collaboration of faculty, students, and IT staff, the college has ranked nationally as the number one digital community college in the United States for the mid-size category three years in a row.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Operating System Theory Chapter 2: PC Operating System Hardware Chapter 3: File Systems Chapter 4: Installing and Upgrading Operating Systems Chapter 5: Configuring Input and Output Devices Chapter 6: Using and Configuring Storage Devices Chapter 7: Modems and Other Communication Devices Chapter 8: Network Connectivity Chapter 9: Resource Sharing Over a Network Chapter 10: Standard Operating and Maintenance Procedures Appendix A: Operating System Command-Line Commands Appendix B: Using Fedora with This Book Appendix C: Microsoft Vista Appendix D: Mac OS X Tiger Appendix E: SUSE Linux Appendix F: Windows Server 2003 R2