1st Edition

Operating Systems Evolutionary Concepts and Modern Design Principles

By Pranabananda Chakraborty Copyright 2024
    640 Pages 122 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    640 Pages 122 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    This text demystifies the subject of operating systems by using a simple step-by-step approach, from fundamentals to modern concepts of traditional uniprocessor operating systems, in addition to advanced operating systems on various multiple-processor platforms and also real-time operating systems (RTOSs). While giving insight into the generic operating systems of today, its primary objective is to integrate concepts, techniques, and case studies into cohesive chapters that provide a reasonable balance between theoretical design issues and practical implementation details. It addresses most of the issues that need to be resolved in the design and development of continuously evolving, rich, diversified modern operating systems and describes successful implementation approaches in the form of abstract models and algorithms. This book is primarily intended for use in undergraduate courses in any discipline and also for a substantial portion of postgraduate courses that include the subject of operating systems. It can also be used for self-study.

    Key Features

    • Exhaustive discussions on traditional uniprocessor-based generic operating systems with figures, tables, and also real-life implementations of Windows, UNIX, Linux, and to some extent Sun Solaris.
    • Separate chapter on security and protection: a grand challenge in the domain of today’s operating systems, describing many different issues, including implementation in modern operating systems like UNIX, Linux, and Windows.
    • Separate chapter on advanced operating systems detailing major design issues and salient features of multiple-processor-based operating systems, including distributed operating systems. Cluster architecture; a low-cost base substitute for true distributed systems is explained including its classification, merits, and drawbacks.
    • Separate chapter on real-time operating systems containing fundamental topics, useful concepts, and major issues, as well as a few different types of real-life implementations.

    • Online Support Material  is provided to negotiate acute page constraint which is exclusively a part and parcel of the text delivered in this book containing the chapter-wise/topic-wise detail explanation with representative figures of many important areas for the completeness of the narratives.

    1. Computers and Software. 2. Operating System: Concepts and Issues. 3. Operating System: Design and Structures. 4. Processor Management. 5. Memory Management. 6. Device Management. 7. File Management. 8. Security and Protection. 9. Distributed System - An introduction. 10. Real-Time Operating System (RTOS).


    Pranabananda Chakraborty has a strong diversified experience in Information Technology Industry for last 45 years covering System Analysis & Design and implementation of System Software ( like Operating systems, Compiler deign ) for various types of large Mainframe Computing Systems with the giant Multinationals, Re–engineering, Project Monitoring & Management including Banking System / Insurance Systems / State–based Public Examination Processing system / Production Planning / Survey & Demographic Census ( Govt. of India ) / Different areas in Postal systems, Ministry of Posts, Govt. of India / Staff selection systems, Govt. of India, and many other real–time projects in India and abroad.

    As an academician, he was in parallel for last 45 years affiliated with several prominent institutes including reputed engineering colleges and universities. Recently, he was a Senior Visiting Professor at the Government Engineering Colleges, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, and also a guest faculty at Birla Institutes of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Pilani, India on regular basis. During this period, he has also conducted and imparted corporate and institutional trainings on various academic subjects of core computer science and IT discipline for large reputed multinationals including IBM, and R & D Organization using contemporary large systems, as well as Seminars and Management Development Programs in India and abroad sponsored by different corporate bodies in Information Technology – based Industry.

    Although he has extensive research experience in theoretical computer science and software development, his work is mainly focused on Operating Systems, and Real–Time Operating Systems. He has also authored a textbook on Computer Organization and Architecture published by CRC Press, USA,.