Best Computer Operating Systems Theory Books
An operating system serves as a link between the user and the device's hardware.
1. Operating Systems: Three Easy Pieces
Author: by Remzi H Arpaci-Dusseau
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1.00 edition (September 1, 2018)
OSTEP (“oh step”), or the “the comet book”, represents the culmination of years of teaching intro to operating systems to both undergraduates and graduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Computer Sciences department for nearly 20 years. The book is organized around three concepts fundamental to OS construction: virtualization (of CPU and memory), concurrency (locks and condition variables), and persistence (disks, RAIDS, and file systems).
The material, if combined with serious project work and homeworks, will lead students to a deeper understanding and appreciation of modern OSes. The authors, Remzi and Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, are both professors of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. They have been doing research in computer systems for over 20 years, working together since their first graduate operating systems class at U.C.Berkeley in 1993.
Since that time, they have published over 100 papers on the performance and reliability of many aspects of modern computer systems, with a special focus on file and storage systems. Their work has been recognized with numerous best-paper awards, and some of their innovations can be found in the Linux and BSD operating systems today.
2. Modern Operating Systems
Author: by Andrew Tanenbaum
Published at: Pearson; 4th edition (March 10, 2014)
KEY BENEFIT: The widely anticipated revision of this worldwide best-seller incorporates the latest developments in operating systems technologies. KEY TOPICS: In-depth topic coverage includes processes, threads, memory management, file systems, I/O, deadlocks, interface design, multimedia, performance tradeoffs, and the newest trends in OS design.
The Fourth Edition includes up-to-date materials on relevant operating systems. It also provides information on current research based on Tanenbaum’s experiences as an operating systems researcher. MARKET: A useful reference for OS professionals.
3. Linux for Beginners: A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Learn Linux Operating System and Master Linux Command Line. Contains Self-Evaluation Tests to Verify Your Learning Level
Author: by Ethem Mining
Published at: Independently published (December 3, 2019)
Are you looking for a complete guide which enables you to use Linux and manage shell Linux like a pro? Are you struggling to navigate among all the Linux distributions out there and finding hard to define the best one for your needs?
Do you want to evaluate your learning level step by step? Linux is without doubt the most powerful operating system in the world. Yes, you may think Windows and macOS are powerful operating systems owing to the fact that they control much of the PC market but I have some stats that will change your perspective:As of 2021100% of the world’s supercomputers run on Linux23 of the top 25 websites in the world run on Linux96.
3% of the world’s top 1 million servers run on Linux90% of the world’s cloud infrastructure operates on LinuxAll the best cloud hosts run on LinuxI believe you now appreciate just how Linux is not really given as much credit for running the world behind the scenes and have even greater motivation to learn it.
The book discusses the ins and outs of Linux in a beginner friendly style to make your learning process frustration free, as the book does not assume you know anything about Linux. More precisely, this book will teach you:The basics, including what an operating system is, what Linux is, how it has evolved over the years, how Linux works, the architecture of Linux, files hierarchy in Linux as well as the system architecture in Linux Benefits of using Linux as an operating systemLinux distributions, including how to choose a distribution from the different distributions available, depending on your unique needsHow to use Linux text editorsHow to install Linux on Virtual Machines on Windows 10How to install Linux on Virtual Machines on MacOSThe concept of shells in linux, including what is a shell, how to gain access to the shell, the different types of shell, shell scripting along with basic command line editingHow to unleash the full power of different commands in Linux to maximize your user experienceHow to set up access levels and assign users different privileges in Linux, including the different types of users in Linux and moreHow to make the most use of Linux for network administrationSome great Linux alternatives to some of the popular Windows applicationsAnd much moreEven if you’ve never used Linux before but want to learn it, to add it to your skillset and possibly start using it for networking, programming or even just simple web browsing, you will find this book helpful.
4. Operating System Concepts, 10e EPUB Reg Card Abridged Print Companion Set
Author: by Abraham Silberschatz
Published at: Wiley; 10th edition (May 2, 2018)
This package includes an abridged print edition of Operating System Concepts and a registration code for the Wiley eText that will need to be redeemed on VitalSource. Please note that used and rental products may not include the Wiley eText registration card.
The tenth edition of Operating System Concepts has been revised to keep it fresh and up-to-date with contemporary examples of how operating systems function. It combines instruction on concepts with real-world applications so that students can understand the practical usage of the content.
A Linux virtual machine (including C and Java source code and development tools) allows students to complete programming exercises that help them engage further with the material. The print component of this bundle is an abridged companion that includes the main chapter text, end-of-chapter “Practice Exercises,” and “Further Reading” sections.
It does not include homework problems or projects, practice exercise answers, or appendices.
5. Windows 10: New 2021 Complete User Guide to Learn Microsoft Windows 10. Everything You Need to Know About Your Operating System
Author: by Ernest Westenbury
Published at: Independently published (January 25, 2021)
Windows 10 New 2021 Complete User Guide to Learn Microsoft Windows 10. Everything You Need to Know About Your Operating System Windows 10 is part of the Microsoft family with various benefits for users. The enhanced security, straightforward interface, and many of its amazing features put the development globally.
This book’s design will help you understand Windows 10 and its usage. You’ll begin by downloading and installing windows 10 on your personal computer, creating an account, and everything a beginner should know. The application, store, how to personalize and maintain your desktop.
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6. Operating System Concepts
Author: by peter Abraham Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne
Published at: WILEY INDIA; 9th edition (January 1, 2012)
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7. CompTIA A+ Core 2 Exam: Guide to Operating Systems and Security (MindTap Course List)
Author: by Jean Andrews
Published at: Cengage Learning; 10th edition (March 28, 2019)
For one- or two-semester undergraduate courses in operating systems for computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering majors An introduction to operating systems with up-to-date and comprehensive coverage Now in its 9th Edition, Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles provides a comprehensive, unified introduction to operating systems topics for readers studying computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering.
Author William Stallings emphasizes both design issues and fundamental principles in contemporary systems, while providing readers with a solid understanding of the key structures and mechanisms of operating systems. He discusses design trade-offs and the practical decisions affecting design, performance and security.
The text illustrates and reinforces design concepts, tying them to real-world design choices with case studies in Linux, UNIX, Android, and Windows 10. With an unparalleled degree of support for project integration, plus comprehensive coverage of the latest trends and developments in operating systems, including cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), the text provides everything readers need to keep pace with a complex and rapidly changing field.
9. Understanding Operating Systems
Author: by Ann McHoes
Published at: Cengage Learning; 8th edition (March 15, 2017)
Discover a clear, straightforward explanation of both current operating system theory and todays practices within UNDERSTANDING OPERATING SYSTEMS, 8E. This leading book’s proven approach begins with a valuable discussion of fundamentals before introducing specific operating systems. Fully updated, timely content offers an expanded analysis of how modern innovations, such as multi-core processing and wireless technologies, have impacted todays operating systems.
Revised Research Topics within this editions practical exercises encourage you to research emerging and influential topics on your own. In addition, updates throughout the final four chapters now highlight information on the most current versions of UNIX (including the latest Macintosh OS), Linux, Windows, and Android to equip you with the contemporary knowledge and skills you need to working most effectively with todays systems.
10. Operating System Concepts
Author: by Abraham Silberschatz
Published at: Wiley; 8th edition (July 29, 2008)
If applicable, online access, codes or supplements are not d to be included or work. Pages are clean and binding is tight.
11. Mastering Linux Device Driver Development: Write custom device drivers to support computer peripherals in Linux operating systems
Author: by John Madieu
Published at: Packt Publishing (January 8, 2021)
Master the art of developing customized device drivers for your embedded Linux systemsKey FeaturesStay up to date with the Linux PCI, ASoC, and V4L2 subsystems and write device drivers for themGet to grips with the Linux kernel power management infrastructureAdopt a practical approach to customizing your Linux environment using best practicesBook DescriptionLinux is one of the fastest-growing operating systems around the world, and in the last few years, the Linux kernel has evolved significantly to support a wide variety of embedded devices with its improved subsystems and a range of new features.
With this book, you’ll find out how you can enhance your skills to write custom device drivers for your Linux operating system. Mastering Linux Device Driver Development provides complete coverage of kernel topics, including video and audio frameworks, that usually go unaddressed.
You’ll work with some of the most complex and impactful Linux kernel frameworks, such as PCI, ALSA for SoC, and Video4Linux2, and discover expert tips and best practices along the way. In addition to this, you’ll understand how to make the most of frameworks such as NVMEM and Watchdog.
12. Database Reliability Engineering: Designing and Operating Resilient Database Systems
Author: by Laine Campbell
Published at: O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (December 5, 2017)
The infrastructure-as-code revolution in IT is also affecting database administration. With this practical book, developers, system administrators, and junior to mid-level DBAs will learn how the modern practice of site reliability engineering applies to the craft of database architecture and operations.
Authors Laine Campbell and Charity Majors provide a framework for professionals looking to join the ranks of today’s database reliability engineers (DBRE). You’ll begin by exploring core operational concepts that DBREs need to master. Then you’ll examine a wide range of database persistence options, including how to implement key technologies to provide resilient, scalable, and performant data storage and retrieval.
With a firm foundation in database reliability engineering, you’ll be ready to dive into the architecture and operations of any modern database. This book covers:Service-level requirements and risk managementBuilding and evolving an architecture for operational visibilityInfrastructure engineering and infrastructure managementHow to facilitate the release management processData storage, indexing, and replicationIdentifying datastore characteristics and best use casesDatastore architectural components and data-driven architectures
13. Operating System Concepts Essentials
Author: by Abraham Silberschatz
Published at: Wiley; 2nd edition (November 18, 2013)
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 professors who want a shorter text and do not cover all the topics in the ninth edition. The new second edition of Essentials will be available as an ebook at a very attractive price for students.
The ebook will have live links for the bibliography, cross-references between sections and chapters where appropriate, and new chapter review questions. A two-color printed version is also available.
14. Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System, The
Author: by Marshall McKusick
Published at: Addison-Wesley Professional; 2nd edition (September 5, 2014)
The most complete, authoritative technical guide to the FreeBSD kernel’s internal structure has now been extensively updated to cover all major improvements between Versions 5 and 11. Approximately one-third of this edition’s content is completely new, and another one-third has been extensively rewritten.
Three long-time FreeBSD project leaders begin with a concise overview of the FreeBSD kernel’s current design and implementation. Next, they cover the FreeBSD kernel from the system-call level downfrom the interface to the kernel to the hardware. Explaining key design decisions, they detail the concepts, data structures, and algorithms used in implementing each significant system facility, including process management, security, virtual memory, the I/O system, filesystems, socket IPC, and networking.
This Second Edition Explains highly scalable and lightweight virtualization using FreeBSD jails, and virtual-machine acceleration with Xen and Virtio device paravirtualization Describes new security features such as Capsicum sandboxing and GELI cryptographic disk protection Fully covers NFSv4 and Open Solaris ZFS support Introduces FreeBSD’s enhanced volume management and new journaled soft updates Explains DTrace’s fine-grained process debugging/profiling Reflects major improvements to networking, wireless, and USB support Readers can use this guide as both a working reference and an in-depth study of a leading contemporary, portable, open source operating system.
15. Operating Systems Foundations with Linux on the Raspberry Pi: Textbook
Author: by Wim Vanderbauwhede
Published at: ARM Education Media (December 1, 2019)
At the heart of any modern computer device sits the operating system and if the device is a smartphone, IoT node, data centre server or supercomputer, then this is very likely to be Linux. This textbook provides a practical introduction to the foundations of modern operating systems, with a focus on GNU/Linux and the Arm platform.
It explains operating systems theory and concepts but grounds them in practical use through illustrative examples of their implementation in GNU/Linux, as well as making the connection with the Arm hardware supporting the OS functionality.