Books On Computer Architecture And Operating Systems

From Douglas Comer



Operating System Design - The XINU Approach, Linksys Version, 2011.
ISBN 978-1-4398-8109-5

A introduction to the design of process-based computer operating systems. The text covers basic system components and shows how they can be organized into a multi-level hierarchy. The code from a working operating system is used to illustrate the principles.



Essentials Of Computer Architecture, 2005.
ISBN 0-13-149179-2

A introduction to computer organization that emphasizes concepts and consequences for programmers instead of low-level electrical engineering details. The text is especially helpful to programmers who want to understand how hardware operates and why programs behave as they do.



Operating System Design Volume 2: Internetworking with XINU, 1987.
ISBN 0-13-637414-X 025


Volume II shows how an operating system can be extended to include Internet protocol software. A simple implementation of UDP and IP is included, as well as a shell and a syntactic namespace.



Operating System Design Volume 1: The XINU Approach, Macintosh version, (with S. Munson), 1989. ISBN 0-13-638529-X

In addition to the material from the original version of Volume I (above), this text includes the operating system material from the second volume. The example code for the Apple Macintosh computer.



Operating System Design Volume 1: The XINU Approach, PC version, (with T. Fossum), 1988. ISBN 0-13-638180-4

In addition to the material from the original version of Volume I (above), this text includes the operating system material from the second volume. The example code for the IBM Personal Computer.




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Internetworking With TCP/IP Volume II: Design, Implementation, and Internals (with D. Stevens), 2nd ed: 1994. ISBN 0-13-125527-4


Volume II of the TCP/IP series discusses the implementation of protocol software in an operating system. It uses code from the XINU operating system to illustrate concepts.






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