The Operating System Concept Textbook, written by well-known personalities like Abraham Silberschatz and James L Peterson, is regarded as a classic textbook on operating system and is very often wittily termed as the Dinosaur book. It is called so because of its unique cover. The first edition of the book had on its cover a number of dinosaurs printed with operating systems. The designer tried to draw an analogy between the evolution of dinosaurs and operating systems.
About the Book
The book has been first published in 1983 and since then the book has been revised and edited umpteen number of times. In 2012, the ninth edition of the book was published. The book cover drew a lot of attention and the content of the book got huge acclaim. The authors of the book keep updating the book from time to time and incorporate sections in accordance with the the current and relevant emerging courses connected with the operating systems. The current edition of the book discusses the concepts that remain fundamental with the development of operating systems in course of time. The book is methodically written and the language used is simple. This helps in easier understanding of the topics and that makes the book student friendly.
Content of the Book
More information on user perspective and OS
New chapters on real-time and embedded systems and also on multimedia
Additional focus on security, protection and distributed programming
New exercises and projects after every chapter
A more researched pedagogy and an innovative two colour design for better engagement
About the author
The main author of the book is Abraham Silberschatz. He is a professor of Computer Science at Yale University. Before that he was the Vice President of the Information Sciences Research Center at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey and even before that he worked as a chaired professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Texas in Austin. His research projects majorly focus on the operating systems, the data base systems, the distributed systems, the network management procedures and many more. He is also a member of the Biodiversity and Ecosystems Panel in President Clinton's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology and an advisor in National Science Foundation. Another book written by the same author is Database System Concepts. Its ISBN 10 numbers is 0470128720 and ISBN 13 numbers is 9780470128725. Order this hardcover edition book online.