Operating Systems With Linux

February 14, 2001|
Operating Systems With Linux by John O'Gorman
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This book takes an approach to teaching operating systems that is new in several different ways:

- it presents the basic theory of operating system design and implementation in some depth
- it exposes the student to the internals of operating systems by demonstrating how the mechanisms and algorithms are actually implemented in practice. Throughout the book the theory is illustrated by one running example, Linux, as implemented on a PC. This system is in widespread use in teaching institutions, and its source code is readily and freely available
- as each particular topic is being examined in theory, and in its practical implementation, students are introduced to the related system services. The POSIX interface is used for this.
At present, there is no textbook suitable for a course such as outlined above. The material is spread over three textbooks, hence the present book, which integrates these three streams into one text. It should be attractive to an instructor who is already facing the challenge of drawing material from many sources. It should also encourage others to take up this new approach to the teaching of operating systems.

It is aimed particularly at operating system modules in specialist computer systems or computer science courses; or computer science majors in general science courses; it would also be suitable for students on specialist postgraduate courses. While primarily intended as an academic textbook, it will also be of interest in the non-academic field to users of Linux wishing to know more about it.
JOHN O'GORMAN is a Senior Lecturer in the Computer Science and Information Systems department at the University of Limerick.
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Title:Operating Systems With LinuxFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:462 pages, 10 X 7.01 X 0 inShipping dimensions:462 pages, 10 X 7.01 X 0 inPublished:February 14, 2001Publisher:Red Globe PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0333947452

ISBN - 13:9780333947456

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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