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Providing a comprehensive introduction to operating systems, this book emphasizes the fundamentals of the key mechanisms of modern operating systems, and the types of design tradeoffs and decisions involved in operating system design. It presents recent developments in operating system design, and uses three running examples of operating systems to illustrate the material--Windows NT, UNIX, and IBM MVS.

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Offering a comprehensive and unified introduction to operating systems, this book provides students with a sound foundation in key mechanisms of operating systems as well as an insightful look at design issues highlighting the tradeoffs and decisions involved in OS design. Building on fundamental principles, the book presents recent developments such as threads, real-time systems, multiprocessor scheduling, process migrations and security. Throughout, Windows NT, UNIX, and IBM MVS are used as running illustrative examples of actual operating systems. And, the new edition now presents a comprehensive and extremely current introduction to distributed operating systems--reflecting current trends in the field and highlighting how distributed operating systems concepts build on concepts found in traditional operating systems.

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Key Benefit: Providing a comprehensive and unified introduction to operating systems, this book emphasizes the fundamentals of the key mechanisms of modern operating systems, and the types of design tradeoffs and decisions involved in operating system design. This second edition presents recent developments in operating system design, and uses three running examples of operating systems to illustrate the material: Windows NT, UNIX, and IBM MVS. Key Topics: Covers new areas of operating system design, including threads, real-time systems, multiprocessor scheduling, process migration, process communication, mutual exclusion, deadlock, distributed operating systems, and security. Market: For everyone who needs an introduction to operating systems.

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