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Understanding Operating Systems
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UNDERSTANDING OPERATING SYSTEMS

PAPERBACK BY MCHOES, ANN MCIVER; FLYNN, IDA M.

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ISBN
9780538470049
IMPRINT
SOUTH-WESTERN
 
 
EDITION
INTERNATIONAL ED OF 6TH REVISED ED
PUBLISHER
CENGAGE LEARNING, INC
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
608 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
20 FEB 2010

DESCRIPTION

Now in its Sixth Edition, Understanding Operating Systems, International Edition continues to provide a clear and straightforward explanation of operating theory and practice. As in previous editions, the book's highly-regarded structure begins with a discussion of fundamentals before moving on to specific operating systems. This edition has been updated and modernized; now included are enhanced discussions of the latest innovation evolutions (multi-core processing, wireless technologies, PDA and telephone operating systems, and Blu-ray optical storage) and how they affect operating systems. Revised Research Topics in the exercise section encourage independent research among students. Content in the final four chapters has been updated to include information about a few of the latest versions of UNIX (including specific mention of the latest Macintosh OS), Linux, and Windows.

CONTENTS

PART ONE: OPERATING SYSTEMS THEORY. 1. Introducing Operating Systems. 2. Memory Management: Early Systems. 3. Memory Management: Virtual Memory. 4. Processor Management. 5. Process Management. 6. Concurrent Processes. 7. Device Management. 8. File Management. 9. Network Organization Concepts. 10. Management of Network Functions. 11. Security and Ethics. 12. System Management. PART TWO: OPERATING SYSTEMS IN PRACTICE. 13. UNIX Operating System. 14. MS-DOS Operating System. 15. Windows Operating Systems. 16. Linux Operating System. Appendixes. Appendix A: Command Translation Table. Appendix B: Guide to Microsoft Acronyms. Appendix C: Guide to Graphical User Interfaces. Appendix D: ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Glossary. Index.