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From the Publisher Written by one of the most respected authors in the field of computer science, this text offers students a clear explanation of the fundamental concepts of distributed operating systems. It focuses on distributed systems, including case studies of MACH, AMOEBA, and Chorus and DCE, with full coverage of the most recent advances in the field. Read more From the Back Cover As distributed computer systems become more pervasive, so does the need for understanding how their operating systems are designed and implemented. Andrew S. Tanenbaum's Distributed Operating Systems fulfills this need. Representing a revised and greatly expanded Part II of the best-selling Modern Operating Systems, it covers the material from the original book, including communication, synchronization, processes, and file systems, and adds new material on distributed shared memory, real-time distributed systems, fault-tolerant distributed systems, and ATM networks. It also contains four detailed case studies: Amoeba, Mach, Chorus, and OSF/DCE. Tanenbaum's trademark writing provides readers with a thorough, concise treatment of distributed systems. Read more

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