Higher Education

Guide to Parallel Operating Systems with Windows® 7 and Linux, 2nd Edition

  • Ron Carswell San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas, Professor Emeritus
  • Shen Jiang San Antonio College, Assistant Professor
  • Terrill Freese San Antonio College
  • ISBN-10: 1111543704  |  ISBN-13: 9781111543709
  • 640 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $171.00
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Overview

The second edition of GUIDE TO PARALLEL OPERATING SYSTEMS WITH WINDOWS 7 AND LINUX continues its unique approach of examining two of the most prominent operating systems in parallel. Rather than using a compare and contrast model, each concept is first presented conceptually before demonstrating it simultaneously on both operating systems. Readers are able to instantly switch between Windows 7 and Linux Fedora 13 to complete the myriad of hands-on activities that reinforce the similarities between the two operating systems for each conceptual task. The virtualization approach used in the text provides complete flexibility and enables learners to use Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, Sun VirtualBox, or VMWare Workstation. This comprehensive guide will help readers develop the competencies they need in Windows 7 and Linux to maximize success in today's classroom as well as in the business environment.

Features and Benefits

  • A unique hands-on approach equips readers with the skills required to operate the Windows 7 and Linux operating systems simultaneously.
  • With the text's unique vendor-neutral virtualization approach, students can use Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, Sun VirtualBox, or VMWare Workstation, providing maximum flexibility.
  • Hands-on Activities and Case Projects incorporate real world experiences to make the coverage realistic and meaningful beyond just a list of technical features, and Review Questions test readers' understanding of critical information.
  • Appendices provide support for Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and VMWare Workstation.

Table of Contents

1. Hardware Components.
2. Software Components.
3. Using the Graphical User Interface.
4. Installing and Configuring Applications.
5. File Systems.
6. Directory Commands.
7. Files and File Attributes.
8. Text Editors.
9. Command Line.
10. Operating System Management.
11. Networking.

What's New

  • New material on electronic filing, discovery, the duty to prevent spoliation and pertinent rule changes, coverage of the HIPAA standards, and more facilitates understanding of the importance of these relatively new areas of practice.
  • Completely current, the Second Edition maintains the proven format of the text as well as updates the content to include the latest operating systems, Windows 7 and Linux Fedora 13.
  • Extremely versatile, the book uses Oracle VirtualBox virtualization, which is available for Windows, Linux, and MacBook pro.
  • An increased degree of parallelism between Windows 7 and Fedora 13 gives students even more hands-on practice with a variety of activities.
  • An all-new chapter on networking is now included.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + Networking CourseMate Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1285038134  | ISBN-13: 9781285038131

List Price = $275.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $206.96

This Bundle Includes:

  • Guide to Parallel Operating Systems with Windows® 7 and Linux
    List Price = $227.95  | CengageBrain Price = $227.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $171.00
  • Networking CourseMate Printed Access Card
    List Price = $181.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $135.00


ePack: Text + Networking CourseMate Instant Access Code

ISBN-10:  1285262182 | ISBN-13:  9781285262185

List Price = $275.95  | CengageBrain Price = $275.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $206.96

This Bundle Includes:

  • Guide to Parallel Operating Systems with Windows® 7 and Linux
    List Price = $227.95  | CengageBrain Price = $227.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $171.00
  • Networking CourseMate Instant Access Code
    List Price = $181.00  | CengageBrain Price = $181.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $181.00


Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Networking CourseMate Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111543739 | ISBN-13: 9781111543730)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, quizzes, flashcards, EngagementTracker--a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course--and more. The accompanying instructor website offers access to password-protected resources such as an electronic version of the instructor's manual and PowerPoint® slides.

List Price = $181.00  | CengageBrain Price = $181.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $181.00

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111543712 | ISBN-13: 9781111543716)

The Instructor Resource CD includes the following materials: Electronic Instructor's Manual--The Instructor's Manual that accompanies this book includes additional material to assist in class preparation, including suggestions for classroom activities, discussion topics, and additional activities. Solutions--The instructor resources include solutions to all end-of-chapter material, including review questions and case projects. PowerPoint presentations--This book comes with Microsoft PowerPoint slides for each chapter. They're included as a teaching aid for classroom presentation, to make available to students on the network for chapter review, or to be printed for classroom distribution. Instructors, please feel free to add your own slides for additional topics you introduce to the class. ExamView®--ExamView®, the ultimate tool for objective-based testing needs, is a powerful test generator that enables instructors to create paper, LAN, or Web-based tests from test banks designed specifically for their Cengage Course Technology text. Instructors can utilize the ultra-efficient QuickTest Wizard to create tests in less than five minutes by taking advantage of Cengage Course Technology's questions banks, or customize their own exams from scratch. Figure files--All figures and tables in the book are reproduced on the Instructor Resources CD in bitmap format. Similar to the PowerPoint presentations, they're included as a teaching aid for classroom presentation, to make available to students for review, or to be printed for classroom distribution.

Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification  (ISBN-10: 1418837210 | ISBN-13: 9781418837211)

LINUX+ GUIDE TO LINUX CERTIFICATION, THIRD EDITION offers the most up-to-date information to empower users to successfully pass CompTIA's Linux+ (Powered by LPI) Certification exam, while maintaining a focus on quality, classroom usability, and real-world experience. This complete guide provides not only the conceptual knowledge, but also the hands-on skills necessary to work with the Linux operation systems in a network administration environment. Comprehensive coverage includes updated information pertinent to the latest Linux distributions, as well as new storage technologies such as LVM and ext4. Readers will learn about new and expanded material on key job-related networking services including FTP, NFS, Samba, Apache, DNS, DHCP, NTP, RADIUS, LDAP, Squid, Sendmail, Postfix, X, SSH, VNC, SQL, and updated information on security practices and technologies. The Hands-On Projects help learners practice new skills, and review questions and key terms reinforce important concepts.

List Price = $224.95  | CengageBrain Price = $224.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $168.75

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows 7 (Exam # 70-680)  (ISBN-10: 1111309779 | ISBN-13: 9781111309770)

Introducing a complete guide to deploying and managing Windows 7 that is suitable for IT professionals and students alike! This instructional text provides the information users need to successfully migrate to Windows 7 and immediately derive benefits from it. Readers will learn about the new features in Windows 7, such as advanced security, and how those features compare to Windows Vista and Windows XP. Valuable for professionals, but written in a way that is understandable to the novice networking student, this informative guide examines Windows 7 in a thorough and logical manner making the information easy to understand and preparing readers for Microsoft's MCTS Exam #70-680. The hands-on activities and case projects help learners practice new skills, and review questions and key terms reinforce important information. The accompanying CD provides valuable certification preparation material, including test preparation software. With a section devoted to troubleshooting, this text also doubles as a manual that professionals can take on the job with them.

List Price = $139.95  | CengageBrain Price = $139.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.00

Student Supplements

Networking CourseMate Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111543739 | ISBN-13: 9781111543730)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, and more in your CourseMate. Go to CengageBrain.com to access this resource.

List Price = $181.00  | CengageBrain Price = $181.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $181.00

Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification  (ISBN-10: 1418837210 | ISBN-13: 9781418837211)

LINUX+ GUIDE TO LINUX CERTIFICATION, THIRD EDITION offers the most up-to-date information to empower users to successfully pass CompTIA's Linux+ (Powered by LPI) Certification exam, while maintaining a focus on quality, classroom usability, and real-world experience. This complete guide provides not only the conceptual knowledge, but also the skills necessary to work with the Linux operation systems in a network administration environment. Comprehensive coverage includes updated information pertinent to the latest Linux distributions, as well as new storage technologies such as LVM and ext4. Readers will learn about new and expanded material on key job-related networking services including FTP, NFS, Samba, Apache, DNS, DHCP, NTP, RADIUS, LDAP, Squid, Sendmail, Postfix, X, SSH, VNC, SQL, and updated information on security practices and technologies. The Hands-On Projects help learners practice new skills, and review questions and key terms reinforce important concepts.

List Price = $224.95  | CengageBrain Price = $224.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $168.75

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows 7 (Exam # 70-680)  (ISBN-10: 1111309779 | ISBN-13: 9781111309770)

Introducing a complete guide to deploying and managing Windows 7 that is suitable for IT professionals and students alike! This instructional text provides the information users need to successfully migrate to Windows 7 and immediately derive benefits from it. Readers will learn about the new features in Windows 7, such as advanced security, and how those features compare to Windows Vista and Windows XP. Valuable for professionals, but written in a way that is understandable to the novice networking student, this informative guide examines Windows 7 in a thorough and logical manner making the information easy to understand and preparing readers for Microsoft's MCTS Exam #70-680. The hands-on activities and case projects help learners practice new skills, and review questions and key terms reinforce important information. The accompanying CD provides valuable certification preparation material, including test preparation software. With a section devoted to troubleshooting, this text also doubles as a manual that professionals can take on the job with them.

List Price = $139.95  | CengageBrain Price = $139.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ron Carswell

Mr. Ron Carswell has more than 20 years of computer experience with both small and large organizations. Mr. Carswell holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in business administration from Baylor University. He has received A+, Network+, CTT+, MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, and MCDST, MCITP, and MS:Server Virtualization with System Center certifications. He is currently a professor emeritus at San Antonio College, where he teaches MCSA, and MS:Server Virtualization certification courses. Mr. Carswell has written numerous textbooks for Course Technology and Cengage Learning. In addition, Mr. Carswell authored TEST DRIVE THE MICROSOFT PRIVATE CLOUD for Cengage PTR.

Shen Jiang

Ms. Shen Jiang -- "Sharon"-- has 11 years’ experience with large organizations. She holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from South Dakota State University and a Master’s Degree in Linguistics from Jilin University. She is currently an assistant professor at San Antonio College, where she instructs in all levels of Database courses, CISCO, Program Logic and Design, Basic programming, and Fundamentals of Networking. Ms. Jiang ("Sharon") has earned both Oracle9i and Oracle10g Certifications. She co-authored PARALLEL OPERATING SYSTEMS WITH WINDOWS and LINUX VERSION 2.

Terrill Freese

Terrill Freese, an assistant professor at San Antonio College, has more than 20 years of computer experience in the telecommunications, software support, and financial industries. She holds a bachelor's degree in applied computer science from Illinois State University and a master's degree in technology in training and education curriculum from Nova Southeastern University. She holds A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA, and CCAI certifications.