Operating System Concepts with Java

Operating System Concepts with Java


By (author) Abraham Silberschatz, By (author) Peter Baer Galvin, By (author) Greg Gagne


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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 1040 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 254mm x 38mm | 1,619g
  • Publication date: 18 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 047050949X
  • ISBN 13: 9780470509494
  • Edition: 8, Revised
  • Edition statement: 8th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour line drawings, figures, graphs

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The award-winning team of Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Galvin, and Greg Gagne gets system administrators right up to speed on all the key concepts of computer operating systems. This new edition gives them a thorough theoretical foundation that they can apply to a wide variety of systems as they progress to the next level of their computer work. It presents several new Java example programs including features in Java 7. Increased coverage is offered on user perspective, OS design, security, and distributed programming. New exercises are also provided to reinforce the concepts and enable system administrators to design with confidence.

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Abraham Silberschatz is the Sidney J. Weinberg Professor andChair of Computer Science at Yale University. Prior to joiningYale, he was Vice President of the Information Sciences ResearchCenter at Bell Laboratories. Prior to that, he held a chairedprofessorship in the Depart of Computer Sciences at the Universityof Texas at Austin. Professor Silberschatz is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. Hereceived the 2002 IEEE Taylor L. Booth Education Award, the 1998ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Education Award, and the 1997 ACMSIGMOD Contribution Award. In recognition of his outstanding levelof innovation and technical excellence, he was awarded the BellLaboratories President's Award for three different Projects- the QTM Project (1998), the DataBlitz Project (1999), andthe NetInventory Project (2004).Professor Silberschatz's writings have appeared innumerous AVM and IEEE publications and other professionalconferences and journals. He is a coauthor of the textbook"Database Systems Concepts." He has also written Op-Edarticles for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the HartfordCourant, among others.Peter Baer Galvin is the chief technologist for CorporateTechnologies (www.cptech.com), a computer facility reseller and integrator. Before that, Mr.Galvin was systems manager for Brown University's ComputerScience Department. He is also Sun columnist for;login: magazine.Mr. Galvin has written articles for Byte and other magazines, andhas written columns for SunWorld and SysAdmin magazines. As aconsultant and trainer, he has given talks and taught tutorials onsecurity and system administration worldwide.Greg Gagne is chair of the Computer Science department atWestminister College in Salt Lake City where he has been teachingsince 1990. In addition to teaching operating systems, he alsoteaches computer networks, distributed systems, and softwareengineering. He also provides workshops to computer scienceeducators and industry professionals.