Understanding Operating Systems, 7th Edition


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Product Description

Now in its Seventh Edition, UNDERSTANDING OPERATING SYSTEMS continues to provide a clear and straightforward explanation of operating system 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. Fully updated, this new edition includes expanded analysis of the impact on operating systems of such innovations as multi-core processing and wireless technologies . Revised Research Topics in the exercise section encourage independent student research. The final four chapters have been updated to include information on current versions of UNIX (including the latest Macintosh OS), Linux, and Windows, and a new chapter on Android has been added.


Features and Benefits

A classic Computer Science textbook that is fully up to date with current technology and contemporary operating system theory.

Covers the fundamentals of operating systems: what they are, what they do, how they function, how they can be evaluated, and how they compare with one another.

Technical topics are discussed in everyday language, allowing students to grasp such complexities as standalone vs. networked computing systems.

A discussion of specific operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and UNIX as well as Android and iOS, illustrates for students how operating system theory is put into practice.

Thorough revisions in every chapter cover the latest technologies.