Operating Systems : Internals and Design Principles

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Serving as both a basic reference and an up-to-date survey of the state of the art, this book covers the concepts, structure, and mechanisms of operating systems. Stallings presents the nature and characteristics of modern-day operating systems clearly and completely.Updated treatment of Windows as a case study to cover Windows Vista. Online animations with references incorporated throughout. A new chapter on Embedded Operating Systems. Part Six (Distributed Systems and Security) moved online, reducing the cost and size of the book without loss of content. Expanded coverage of security. New figures added, with many existing figures updated to enhance clarity.A useful reference for programmers, systems engineers, network designers and others involved in the design of computer products, information system and computer system personnel.

Table of Contents

Web Site for Operating Systems, Internals and Design Principles
Reader'S Guide
Outline of the Book
Topic Ordering
Internet and Web Resources
Computer System Overview
Basic Elements
Processor Registers
Instruction Execution
The Memory Hierarchy
Cache Memory
I/O Communication Techniques
Recommended Reading and Web Sites
Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems
Appendix 1A
Appendix 1B
Operating System Overview
Operating System Objectives and Functions
The Evolution of Operating Systems
Major Achievements
Characteristics of Modern Operating Systems
Windows Vista Overview
Traditional UNIX Systems
Modern UNIX Systems
Recommended Reading and Web Sites
Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems
Process Description and Control
What is a Process?
Process States
Process Description
Process Control
UNIX FreeBSD Process Management
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