Now in its Sixth Edition, UNDERSTANDING OPERATING SYSTEMS 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 syste... more
Coverage includes the fundamentals of operating systems: what they are, what they do, how they function, how they can be evaluated, and how they compare to one another.
Technical topics are discussed in a not-so-technical manner, allowing students to grasp the complexities of standalone vs. network... more
Exercises throughout the text have been expanded and updated.
New exercises have been added to all the four specific OS chapters (UNIX, MS-DOS, Windows, and Linux) to help users apply the concepts discussed in Part I of the text
A new feature in each chapter, "Interesting Search Topics," spurs ind... more