Paperback: 690 pages
Publisher: Recursive Books; 2 edition (August 21, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.6 x 9.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #46,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #6 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > APIs & Operating Environments > Operating Systems Theory #48 in Books > Textbooks > Computer Science > Operating Systems #99 in Books > Computers & Technology > Operating Systems
This is more of a "breadth" than a "depth" book. It covers many of the basic concepts you'd need to know, say, for studying for an OS exam.Unlike many other books in this category, this book uses mostly contemporary examples. This is hugely important for students who simply can't relate to the 80's.If I had two wishes for this book, it would be:i) A chapter (or a section) on cache coherenceii) Better print please. Many of the pages have a tilted print and it's somewhat distracting.
This is a great book for you if you are an undergraduate cs major student or someone who does not have much background knowledge in OS. This book explain things in very approachable way such that concepts can easily be understood (even the virtual memory part!).The only downside of this book is that it does not cover topics in depth. If you are a graduate student researching in OS, you probably need other books instead of this one.
Great book to read. On top of that, though I purchased a used book but it looks absolutely new. I am very impressed with that and on top of that seller sent me book so quick!Now something about the content of the book. I also owned beta version of the same book. I would say, authors have improved the book quite a lot since beta edition. You feel thrilled reading this book because it tells you latest, everyday examples in a nice way.
Great book, covers lots of important topics (general OS principles, virtual memory, scheduling, shared resource allocation/lock implementation/deadlock, file systems, threads/processes, unix abstractions, I/O). When the lectures were unclear, I could always fall back on this book, find exactly what I was confused about, and figure out what I needed to know. That's the sign of great writing, and a great textbook. Also, helped me ace a job interview.
Definitely 5 star. The book explains concept crystal clear. Highly recommend. Plus professor Tomas Anderson is such a great guy!!
Good content ... A lil more analogies wud have made it better
Good explanation of things.
Great book, really helpful for understanding the class material better
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