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Guide to Parallel Operating Systems with Windows® 10 and Linux 3rd Edition

Ron Carswell | Shen Jiang

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  • ISBN-10: 1337520675
  • ISBN-13: 9781337520676
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  • ISBN-10: 1305107128
  • ISBN-13: 9781305107120
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GUIDE TO PARALLEL OPERATING SYSTEMS WITH WINDOWS 10® AND LINUX, 3rd Edition. This resource presents topics conceptually and demonstrates them on both systems. Readers can switch between Microsoft® Windows® 10 and Linux CentOS 7 to complete activities that reinforce the similarities between the two. This approach gives instructors flexibility and enables learners to use Microsoft® Hyper-V® Client, Oracle® VirtualBox, or VMWare Workstation. Students develop the competencies they need in Windows 10 and Linux to maximize their success in the classroom and in business.

Ron Carswell, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas, Professor Emeritus

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, San Antonio College, Assistant Professor

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.
  • EXPANDED AUTHOR TEAM WEAVES DIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICAL SUCCESS INTO THIS EDITION. This edition incorporates a wealth of professional insights as the author team to include top-of-the-field professionals who work with Windows and Linux on a daily basis.
  • UNIQUE HANDS-ON APPROACH EQUIPS READERS WITH CRITICAL, HANDS-ON SKILLS AND STRONG CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING. With this book’s thorough, unique approach, your students quickly master the knowledge required to work with the Windows 10 and Linux operating systems simultaneously.
  • UNIQUE VENDOR-NEUTRAL VIRTUALIZATION APPROACH PROVIDES MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY. Your students can use Microsoft® Hyper-V Client, Oracle VirtualBox, or VMWare Workstation while working with this edition, which provides you with maximum flexibility.
  • HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES AND CASE PROJECTS INCORPORATE REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES. The authors strive to make the book’s coverage realistic and meaningful beyond simply presenting a list of technical features. In addition to insightful content, meaningful Review Questions test readers' understanding of the book’s critical information.
  • APPENDICES SUPPORT MICROSOFT® HYPER-V CLIENT, ORACLE VIRTUALBOX, OR VMWARE WORKSTATION. These helpful appendices further your flexibility to incorporate the approach that’s best for your students and your course.

Guide to Parallel Operating Systems with Windows® 10 and Linux


1. Hardware Components.
2. Software Components.
3. Graphical User Interface.
4. Installing and Configuring Applications.
5. File Systems.
6. Directory Commands.
7. Files and File Attributes.
8. The Command Line.
9. Text Editors.
10. Scripting in Windows 10 and CentOS 7.
11. Local Network Access.
12. Operating System Management.
Appendix A: Number Systems and Data Representation.
Appendix B: Microsoft Hyper-V Virtualization.
Appendix C: Oracle Virtual Box.
Appendix D: VMWare Workstation.

Guide to Parallel Operating Systems with Windows® 7 and Linux

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