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Understanding Operating Systems 8th Edition

Ann McHoes | Ida M. Flynn

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  • ISBN-10: 1337669423
  • ISBN-13: 9781337669429
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  • ISBN-13: 9781305674257
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Provide a clear, straightforward explanation of both operating system theory and practice for your students with UNDERSTANDING OPERATING SYSTEMS, 8E. As in previous trusted editions, this award-winning book's highly regarded structure begins with a valuab

Ann McHoes, Duquesne University

Ann McIver McHoes has been writing about computers for 25 years. She co-authored, with the late Ida M. Flynn, the first four editions of Understanding Operating Systems and is now sole author of this classic textbook, which has received awards for excellence from the Text and Academic Authors Association. She teaches at Duquesne University and has also taught business and computer science classes at Chatham University and Carlow University.

Ida M. Flynn, University of Pittsburgh

  • SPOTLIGHT ON 16 INDUSTRY INNOVATORS ENGAGES STUDENTS AND DEMONSTRATES HOW LEADERS HAVE SHAPED ADVACEMENTS. Each chapter highlights one significant innovator and demonstrates for readers how their accomplishments have furthered the field of computer scienc
  • THOROUGH INTRODUCTION COVERS THE FUNDAMENTALS OF TODAY’S OPERATING SYSTEMS. Readers learn what operating systems are, what they do, how they function, how they can be evaluated, and how they compare with one another.
  • DISCUSSION OF SPECIFIC OPERATING SYSTEMS HIGHLIGHTS THE USES AND APPLICATION OF THEORY WITHIN EACH POPULAR OS CHOICE. The book’s presentation of Windows, Linux, and UNIX as well as Android and iOS, clearly illustrates for students how operating system the

Understanding Operating Systems


1. Introducing Operating Systems.
2. Early Memory Management Systems.
3. Memory Management Includes Virtual Memory.
4. Processor Management.
5. Process Synchronization.
6. Concurrent Processes.
7. Device Management.
8. File Management.
9. Network Organization Concepts.
10. Management of Network Functions.
11. Security and Ethics.
12. System Management.
13. UNIX Operating Systems
14. Windows Operating Systems.
15. Linux Operating Systems.
16. Android Operating Systems.
Appendix A. Algorithms.
Appendix B. ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.