Operating Systems

Series
Addison-Wesley
Author
William S. Davis / T.M. Rajkumar  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
688
Pub.-date
April 2004
ISBN13
9780321267511
ISBN
0321267516
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Description

This sixth edition provides students with an applied introduction to the principles of operating systems while guiding them through most operating systems used today. Aimed at students who are interested in using, rather than designing, computer operating systems and networks, the text is designed to show why operating systems are needed and what they do. This book takes students through the principles of OS and illustrates them with a wealth of examples.

Features

  • Shows why operating systems are needed and what they do, in great detail.
  • Written at a pace and level that is appropriate for introductory-level students, including numerous illustrations to visually reinforce concepts.
  • Covers the most modern OS topics.

New to this Edition

  • Uses the most current versions of popular operating systems, such as WIndows XP, WIndows 2003, Linux, Macintosh OS X, and Novell.
  • New chapter on Macintosh OS X internals.
  • Less focus on mainframe operating systems to allow for more coverage on common PC operating systems.
  • Material on IBM/OS JCL from previous editions has been condensed into a new appendix. These chapters are still available online at http://aw-bc.com/davis.
  • Network operating system coverage has been revised to provide the state-of-the-art in this important area. It progresses from how the Internet infrastructure works, to client-server systems, to examples from common operating systems.
  • All new thought provoking exercises added to the end of each chapter for multiple practice opportunities.

Table of Contents

(Each Chapter concludes with a Summary, Key Words, Review Questions, Exercises.)

1. What Is an Operating System?

Basic Operating System Functions.

Layers of Abstraction.

Open Source and Proprietary Operating Systems.

A Look Ahead.

I. BASIC SYSTEM RESOURCES.

2. Hardware.

Memory.

The Processor.

Microcode.

Input and Output Devices.

Secondary Storage.

Communication Hardware.

Linking the Components.

3. Software and Data.

Hardware, Software, and Data.

Software.

Data.

4. Linking the Hardware Components.

Linking Hardware.

Architectures.

The Hardware/Software Interface.

II. BASIC OPERATING SYSTEM CONCEPTS.

5. The User Interface, the File System, and the IOCS.

An Operating System's Basic Functions.

The User Interface.

The File System.

The Input/Output Control System.

Resident and Transient Routines.

The Boot.

6. Resource Management.

Memory Management.

Virtual Memory.

Multiprogramming.

Time-sharing.

The Virtual Machine Concept.

Peripheral Device Management.

III. COMMUNICATING WITH THE OPERATING SYSTEM.

7. MS-DOS Commands.

MS-DOS.

Getting Started.

The File System.

Pipes, Filters, and Redirection.

Returning to Windows.

8. The Microsoft Windows User Interface.

Windows XP.

Working with the Windows File System.

Other Features.

9. The UNIX/Linux User Interface.

UNIX.

The File System.

Working with the File System.

Pipes, Filters, and Redirection.

Shell Scripts.

The Command Line and GUI Layers.

IV. OPERATING SYSTEM INTERNALS.

10. The Intel Architecture.

Introduction.

Intel Architecture Overview.

Memory Addressing.

Task Management.

Memory Protection.

Interrupt Handling.

Improving the Performance of the Intel Architecture.

Intel's 64-bit Itanium Architecture.

11. MS-DOS Internals.

MS-DOS.

12. Windows XP Internals.

Windows XP.

Windows XP Architecture.

Process Management.

Memory Management.

Disk Management.

File Management.

Input Output Manager.

The Registry.

Multimedia Support.

The 64-Bit Version.

13. UNIX and Linux Internals.

The UNIX System.

Images and Processes.

Getting Started.

Time-slicing and Interrupts.

Memory Management.

The File System.

UNIX Internals.

Linux.

14. Macintosh OS X Internals.

Introduction.

OS X Architecture.

Darwin.

Processor Scheduling.

Memory Management.

File Systems.

Device Drivers.

QuickTime.

15. MVS Internals.

Traditional Mainframes.

Traditional IBM Mainframe Operating Principles.

Operating System Functions.

The Dispatching Process.

V. NETWORKS.

16. Data Communication and Networks.

Layers.

Data Communication.

The Public Communication Infrastructure.

Networks.

17. The Internet and the World Wide Web.

The Internet's Infrastructure.

Internet Addressing.

TCP/IP, the Internet's Protocols.

The World Wide Web.

An Expanded Layered View.

18. Client/Server Information Systems.

Web Information Systems.

Services.

Middleware.

Security.

19. Windows 2003 Server.

Introduction.

The Windows 2003 Network Architecture.

File Services.

Print Services.

Web Services.

Media Services.

Clustering Services.

Peer-to-Peer Networks.

Managing Windows 2003 Server.

Using Windows 2003 Server from a Client Computer.

20. Linux Networking.

Introduction.

Network Services.

Linux File Services.

Windows Interconnectivity.

Print Services.

Apache Web Server.

Clustering.

21. Novell NetWare.

NetWare.

File Systems.

Printing Services.

Novell Directory Services.

Network Management.

Novell Netware 6.5.

Using NetWare.

Appendix A: Number Systems, Data Types, and Codes.
Appendix B: Summary of MS-DOS Commands.
Appendix C: Summary of UNIX Commands.
Appendix D: IBM OS/JCL.
Glossary.
Index.


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