Synopses & Reviews
The latest edition of this bestselling book provides a solid theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems. Authors Abraham Silberschatz and Peter Galvin discuss key concepts that are applicable to a variety of systems. They also present a large number of examples from common operating systems, including Windows and Solaris 2. Two case studies illustrate Windows NT and Linux. Chapters on Memory Management, Virtual Memory, Network Structures, and Security have been updated significantly.
A clear description of the concepts that underlie operating systems. Instead of concentrating on any particular operating system or hardware, the authors discuss fundamental concepts that are applicable to a variety of systems. The book presents a large number of examples that pertain specifically to UNIX and to other popular operating systems.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 805-838) and index.