Operating Systems (International Edition)

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Operating Systems provides an understanding of contemporary operating system concepts by integrating the principles behind the design of all operating systems with how they are put into practice in the real world. Throughout, Gary Nutt provides a complete discussion of operating concepts and supplements this with real code examples, algorithms, and discussions about implementation issues. The book also includes many lab exercises that provide students with the opportunity to practice with Linux, UNIX, and Windows.

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Operating Systems: A Modern Perspective strikes a balance between principles and practice, presenting core operating system concepts illustrated with real-world examples that provide a practical perspective on the material. This book features a complete discussion of operating system principles, supplemented with code, algorithms, implementation issues, and lab exercises to provide a comprehensive understanding of contemporary operating system practice.

  • Updated material on the latest version of Linux and Windows 2000®
  • The basic principles behind the design of all operating systems are presented
  • In the Hangar examples show how the principles are applied in practice using Linux/UNIX and the Windows 2000® operating systems.
  • Performance Tuning discussions explain how system designers have exploited the basic principles to achieve higher performance
  • Lab Exercises allow students to gain hands-on experience with the details of how to use Linux, UNIX, and Windows 2000®.
Want more hands-on experience?

Ask your bookstore to order the lab manuals by Gary Nutt:

  • Kernal Projects for Linux (Addison-Wesley, 2001) ISBN 0-201-61243-7
  • Operating Systems Projects Using Windows NT (Addison-Wesley, 1999) ISBN 0-201-47708-4

About the Author:

Gary J. Nutt is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado. He has also worked as researcher at Xerox PARC and Bell Labs, and as a corporate Vice President and manager of the Boulder office of Interactive Systems. His research interests are in operating systems, distributed systems, performance, and collaboration technology. He teaches in these areas as well as object-oriented software and networks.

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