Think OS: A Brief Introduction to Operating Systems
by Allen B. Downey
Publisher: Green Tea Press 2014
Number of pages: 72
The book includes material from operating systems, networks, databases, and embedded systems, but it emphasizes the topics programmers need to know. This book does not assume that you have studied Computer Architecture. As we go along, I will explain what we need.
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