This new and fully updated edition provides the practical course text to the Operating Systems required by the majority of degree and HND courses in Computing. It uses as a basis the familiar operating systems of UNIX, MSDOS and Windows.
Colin Ritchie provides a clear introduction of all the terminology and concepts involved, and enables the reader to gain a thorough knowledge of the subject by blending technical discussion with real-practice issues, supported by practical exercises.
3 User Interface
4 Process Management
5 Memory management 1
6 Memory management 2
7 Memory management 3
9 File management 1
10 File Management 2
11 Concurrent processes 1
12 Concurrent processes 2
13 Networks and distributed systems
Appendix A - Introduction to the UNIX Shell
Appendix B - Summary of MS-DOS commands
Answers to review questions
Answers to selected test questions