Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles provides a comprehensive and unified introduction to operating systems topics. Stallings emphasizes both design issues and fundamental principles in contemporary systems and gives readers a solid understanding of the key structures and mechanisms of operating systems. He discusses design trade-offs and the practical decisions affecting design, performance and security.
The book illustrates and reinforces design concepts and ties them to real-world design choices through the use of case studies in UNIX and Windows. – See more at: http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/Operating-Systems-Internals-and-Design-Principles/9780132309981.page#sthash.DSw7zEFq.dpuf