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The ninth edition of Operating System Concepts continues to evolve to provide a solid theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems. This edition has been updated with more extensive coverage of the most current topics and applications, improved conceptual coverage and additional content to bridge the gap between concepts and actual implementations. A new design allows for easier navigation and enhances reader motivation. Additional... more...

By staying current, remaining relevant, and adapting to emerging course needs, Operating System Concepts by Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Baer Galvin and Greg Gagne has defined the operating systems course through nine editions. This second edition of the Essentials version is based on the recent ninth edition of the original text.  Operating System Concepts Essentials comprises a subset of chapters of the ninth edition for... more...


Operating System Concepts continues to provide a solid theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems. The 8th Edition Update includes more coverage of the most current topics in the rapidly changing fields of operating systems and networking, including open-source operating systems. The use of simulators and operating system emulators is incorporated to allow operating system operation demonstrations and full programming projects. The text... more...

Another defining moment in the evolution of operating systems Small footprint operating systems, such as those driving the handheld devices that the baby dinosaurs are using on the cover, are just one of the cutting-edge applications you'll find in Silberschatz, Galvin, and Gagne's Operating System Concepts, Seventh Edition. By staying current, remaining relevant, and adapting to emerging course needs, this market-leading text has continued to define... more...


* New edition of the bestseller provides readers with a clear description of the concepts that underlie operating systems* Uses Java to illustrate many ideas and includes numerous examples that pertain specifically to popular operating systems such as UNIX, Solaris 2, Windows NT and XP, Mach, the Apple Macintosh OS, IBM's OS/2 and Linux* Style is even more hands-on than the previous edition, with extensive programming examples written in Java and C*... more...

The award-winning team of Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Galvin, and Greg Gagne gets system administrators right up to speed on all the key concepts of computer operating systems. This new edition gives them a thorough theoretical foundation that they can apply to a wide variety of systems as they progress to the next level of their computer work. It presents several new Java example programs including features in Java 7. Increased coverage is offered on... more...

Keep pace with the fast-developing world of operating systemsOpen-source operating systems, virtual machines, and clustered computing are among the leading fields of operating systems and networking that are rapidly changing. With substantial revisions and organizational changes, Silberschatz, Galvin, and Gagne’s Operating System Concepts, Eighth Edition remains as current and relevant as ever, helping you master the fundamental concepts of operating... more...

Straightforward coverage of the core concepts of operating systemsOpen-source operating systems, virtual machines, and clustered computing are among the leading fields of operating systems and networking that are rapidly changing. This book covers the core concepts of operating systems without any unnecessary jargon or text. The authors put you on your way to mastering the fundamental concepts of operating systems while you also prepare for today’s... more...