Open Systems

Open Systems

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This book aims to take some of the mystery out of open systems, discussing what "open systems" really means, who the major players are, and covering the various standards, architectures and implementations. It shows that while there may be several definitions and implementations of Open Systems, there can only be one truly open system concept, and gives a perspective on non-UNIX open systems.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 175 x 235 x 20mm | 639g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130307351
  • 9780130307354

Table of contents

Perceptions of open systems. Open systems - ancestry and history, the scope and issues, where are standards needed?; the standards setters; standards implementers; the "open systems" consortia; "open" proprietary systems; the paths to openness.show more