Modern Operating Systems (Andrew S. Tanenbaum)

by Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Author(s):Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Language: English
Publisher: Pearson
Published Date: 4th edition: 20th March, 2014
ISBN: 013359162X
Total Pages: Hardcover: 1136 pages
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Modern Operating Systems (Andrew S. Tanenbaum) is a COMPUTER ENGINEERING book which was published by Pearson on 4th edition: 20th March, 2014 . Andrew S. Tanenbaum is the author of this book. This book is written in English and has Hardcover: 1136 pages number of pages.

A modern computer consists of one or more processors, some main memory, disks, printers, a keyboard, a mouse, a display, network interfaces, and various other input/output devices. All in all, a complex system. If every application programmer had to understand how all these things work in detail, no code would ever get written. Furthermore, managing all these components and using them optimally is an exceedingly challenging job. For this reason, computers are equipped with a layer of software called the operating system, whose job is to provide user programs with a better, simpler, cleaner, model of the computer and to handle managing all the resources just mentioned. These systems are the subject of this book.


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