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BEST Operating System Books Worth Your Attention

There are countless Operating System courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

Operating Systems: Three Easy Pieces (2018)

 BEST Operating System Books Worth Your AttentionOSTEP (“oh step”), or the “the comet book”, represents the culmination of years of teaching intro to operating systems to both undergraduates and graduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Computer Sciences department for nearly 20 years.The book is organized around three concepts fundamental to OS construction: virtualization (of CPU and memory), concurrency (locks and condition variables), and persistence (disks, RAIDS, and file systems).The material, if combined with serious project wor…
Author(s): Remzi H Arpaci-Dusseau, Andrea C Arpaci-Dusseau

Operating System Concepts 10e EPUB Reg Card Abridged Print Companion Set (2018)

 BEST Operating System Books Worth Your AttentionThe tenth edition of   has been revised to keep it fresh and up-to-date with contemporary examples of how operating systems function. It combines instruction on concepts with real-world applications so that students can understand the practical usage of the content.
Author(s): Abraham Silberschatz

Operating Systems: Principles and Practice (2014)

 BEST Operating System Books Worth Your AttentionOver the past two decades, there has been a huge amount of innovation in both the principles and practice of operating systems Over the same period, the core ideas in a modern operating system – protection, concurrency, virtualization, resource allocation, and reliable storage – have become widely applied throughout computer science.
Author(s): Thomas Anderson, Michael Dahlin

Operating System Concepts (2012)

 BEST Operating System Books Worth Your AttentionPlease Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express.
Author(s): Abraham Silberschatz

Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles (9th Edition) (2017)

 BEST Operating System Books Worth Your AttentionFor one- or two-semester undergraduate courses in operating systems for computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering majors   Now in its , provides a comprehensive, unified introduction to operating systems topics for readers studying computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering.
Author(s): William Stallings

Understanding Operating Systems (2017)

 BEST Operating System Books Worth Your AttentionDiscover a clear, straightforward explanation of both current operating system theory and today’s practices within UNDERSTANDING OPERATING SYSTEMS, 8E. This leading book’s proven approach begins with a valuable discussion of fundamentals before introducing specific operating systems. Fully updated, timely content offers an expanded analysis of how modern innovations, such as multi-core processing and wireless technologies, have impacted today’s operating systems.
Author(s): Ann McHoes, Ida M. Flynn

Guide to Parallel Operating Systems with Windows 10 and Linux (2016)

 BEST Operating System Books Worth Your AttentionExamine two of the most prominent operating systems — Windows 10 and Linux CentOS7 — in parallel with the unique approach found only in GUIDE TO PARALLEL OPERATING SYSTEMS WITH WINDOWS 10 AND LINUX, 3E. Rather than using a compare and contrast model, the book presents each topic conceptually before demonstrating it simultaneously on both operating systems.
Author(s): Ron Carswell, Shen Jiang, et al.

Survey of Operating Systems, 5e (2016)

 BEST Operating System Books Worth Your AttentionMcGraw-Hill is proud to introduce the fifth edition of Jane and Charles Holcombe’s Survey of Operating Systems. This title provides an introduction to the most widely used desktop operating systems (including Windows, Apple OS X, and Linux) using numerous illustrations and hands-on activities to build a foundation for success in the IT field empowering students to adapt to different job situations and troubleshoot problems.
Author(s): Jane Holcombe, Charles Holcombe

Guide to Operating Systems (2016)

 BEST Operating System Books Worth Your AttentionDiscover the latest information for working on Windows, Mac OS, and UNIX/Linux platforms with GUIDE TO OPERATING SYSTEMS, 5E. You examine operating system theory, installation, upgrading, configuring operating system and hardware, file systems, virtualization, security, hardware options, storage, resource sharing, network connectivity, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
Author(s): Greg Tomsho

Operating System Concepts Essentials (2013)

 BEST Operating System Books Worth Your AttentionBy staying current, remaining relevant, and adapting to emerging course needs, Operating System Concepts by Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Baer Galvin and Greg Gagne has defined the operating systems course through nine editions.
Author(s): Abraham Silberschatz , Peter B. Galvin , et al.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: The Missing Manual: The Book That Should Have Been in the Box (2019)

 BEST Operating System Books Worth Your AttentionThe Windows 10 May 2019 Update adds a host of new and improved features to Microsoft’s flagship operating system—and this jargon-free guide helps you get the most out of every component.This in-depth Missing Manual covers the entire system and introduces you to the latest features in the Windows Professional, Enterprise, Education, and Home editions.
Author(s): David Pogue

Embedded Systems: Real-Time Operating Systems for Arm Cortex M Microcontrollers (2012)

 BEST Operating System Books Worth Your AttentionThis book is self-published and is printed on demand. The original ISBN was generated in 2012, but if you purchase the book new from CreateSpace or Amazon you will get the new version, which was uploaded January 3, 2019. This book, now in its fifth printing (January 2019), is the third in a series of three books that teach the fundamentals of embedded systems as applied to ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers.
Author(s): Jonathan Valvano

UNIX Systems for Modern Architectures: Symmetric Multiprocessing and Caching for Kernel Programmers (1994)

 BEST Operating System Books Worth Your AttentionAny UNIX programmer using the latest workstations or super minicomputers from vendors such as Sun, Silicon Graphics (SGI), AT&T, Amdahl, IBM, Apple, Compaq, Mentor Graphics, and Thinking Machines needs this book to optimize his/her job performance.
Author(s): Curt Schimmel

Best Operating System Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some operating system books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Robot Operating System (ROS): The Complete Reference

Author(s): Anis Koubaa
ID: 3636601, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2023, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf

Robot Operating System (ROS) for Absolute Beginners: Robotics Programming Made Easy

Author(s): Lentin Joseph, Aleena Johny
ID: 3211086, Publisher: Apress, Year: 2022, Size: 15 Mb, Format: epub

Work without Jobs: How to Reboot Your Organization’s Work Operating System (Management on the Cutting Edge)

Author(s): Ravin Jesuthasan, John W. Boudreau
ID: 3250285, Publisher: The MIT Press, Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely hot items according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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