Today's software systems rely on the concepts of concurrency, modularity and distribution, both within the design of the operating system and those systems that it supports. The modern approach of this book acknowledges that distributed systems are now commonplace and a reader is more likely to be using one than a centralized time-sharing system. This avoids the focus on centralized systems, instead placing the operating system within its context and providing an overview of system components and their relationships. Java is used throughout to illustrate object-oriented concepts, concurrent algorithms and distributed programming.
Core OS concepts and functions are explained
Covers the latest developments in OS theory and practice
OS case studies in UNIX, LINUX, Windows 2000/NT,JVM
Objects, concurrency and transactions are unifying themes
Incorporates Java throughout the book
System security is covered in a full chapter
Integrated approach to database and distributed system design
Further case studies on Web services, Middleware and Transaction Processing
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