Operating Systems: An Introduction

  • 4h 39m
  • G. Verma, R. Garg
  • Mercury Learning
  • 2017

Designed as a “teach-yourself” text, the book provides a step-by-step approach to clarify all of the key concepts, architectures, and components of operating systems. The book covers all of the topics from the basics to the latest mobile devices, and features key operating systems e.g., Android, iOS, Linux, and Windows 10. This book would be very useful not only as an introductory text for undergraduate students of computer science, but also for those professionals who need to review modern operating systems.


  • Includes a chapter on the latest mobile operating systems, e.g., Android, iOS, and Windows
  • Covers basic concepts such as architecture, CPU scheduling, memory management, file systems, I/O, and more
  • Features a separate chapter on Windows 10 including shortcut keys, system tabs for settings, and security
  • Additional chapter on the Linux operating system with detailed explanation of its architecture, components, main features, and also Red Hat Linux
  • Designed as a teach-yourself text with integrated “self-quizzes” and end of chapter exercises to reinforce concepts

About the Author

R. Garg is currently an associate professor and computer science coordinator at the Global Institute of Information Technology. G. Verma has published many papers in national / international journals.

In this Book

  • Operating Systems: Overview
  • Operating System Architecture
  • Process Overview
  • Threads
  • CPU Scheduling
  • Process Synchronization
  • Deadlocks
  • Main Memory Management
  • Virtual Memory
  • File Systems
  • I/O Systems
  • Disk Management
  • Characterization of a Distributed System
  • Linux
  • Mobile Operating Systems
  • Windows 10


Rating 4.5 of 35 users Rating 4.5 of 35 users (35)
Rating 4.7 of 114 users Rating 4.7 of 114 users (114)
Rating 4.7 of 51 users Rating 4.7 of 51 users (51)