Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, 6th ed., by William Stallings, published by Pearson Education (Prentice Hall) (College Computer Science/Engineering category)
A strong feature of the book is the comprehensive support it provides to professors and instructors. This support includes animations that can be used for student assignments, as well as programming and research projects. Plus the book provides a variety of online support materials for students.
The book has been competitive through all of its editions, which is the principal reason that I felt it worthwhile to update the book with a new edition."
Thoughts on the award from William Stallings, author of Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, 6th ed.:
"This book owes much to the generous amount of feedback on previous editions I have received over the years from both instructors and students. Each successive edition more closely matches what it is that both instructors and teachers want from an Operating System book. The award, for which I am very grateful, I believe reflects my success in responding to the feedback I have received."
Tracy Dunkelberger, Executive Editor, Prentice Hall Computer Science, Pearson Education, publisher of Operating Systems: Internals and Design Princples, 6th ed.:
“William Stallings, one of Pearson Education’s outstanding authors, has once again exceeded all expectations of quality, depth, and breadth of coverage with the publication of Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, 6e. With every revision, Bill delivers relevant and innovative coverage of operating systems concepts that help students succeed. In the 6th edition, Bill introduced web based animations to aid visual learners and reinforce key OS concepts. It is an honor to be Bill’s publisher and we look forward to new revisions and new releases from Bill in the coming years.”
Advice from William Stallings, author of Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, 6th ed.:
"I recommend getting as many academic reviewers as your publisher will support for the manuscript, if it is a new book, or for the current edition if you are writing a new book. Also, I have found it immensely useful to solicit professionals to read and comment on individual chapters. This gives the book real-world validity. I have always been able to find a number of professionals who are willing to review a chapter in return for getting a copy of the book when it is published. You can solicit such reviewers in subject-appropriate forums, such as to be found on USENET, Yahoo groups, Google groups, and elsewhere."
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