The widely anticipated revision of this worldwide best seller incorporates the latest developments in operating systems technologies. Hundreds of pages of new material on a wealth of subjects have been added. This authoritative, example-based reference offers practical, hands-on information in constructing and understanding modern operating systems. Continued in this second edition are the "big picture" concepts, presented in the clear and entertaining style that only Andrew S. Tanenbaum can provide. Tanenbaum's long experience as the designer or co-designer of three operating systems brings a knowledge of the subject and wealth of practical detail that few other books can match. FEATURES \ NEWNew chapters on computer security, multimedia operating systems, and multiple processor systems. NEWExtensive coverage of Linux, UNIX?, and Windows 2000 as examples. NEWNow includes coverage of graphical user interfaces, multiprocessor operating systems, trusted systems, viruses, network terminals, CD-ROM file systems, power management on laptops, RAID, soft timers, stable storage, fair-share scheduling, three-level scheduling, and new paging algorithms. NEWMost chapters have a new section on current research on the chapter's topic. NEWFocus on single-processor computer systems; a new book for a follow-up course on distributed systems is also available from Prentice Hall. NEWOver 200 references to books and papers published since the first edition. NEWThe Web site for this book contains PowerPoint slides, simulators, figures in various formats, and other teaching aids.Tanenbaum, Andrew S. is the author of 'Modern Operating Systems', published 2001 under ISBN 9780130313584 and ISBN 0130313580.