DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-03
Re: How to teach OS
The OS intro course I took as part of CS in the UK about 10 years
ago used the "Dinosaur" OS book by Silberschatz which still seems
The edition I had claimed Mach to be fast which I suspect was
corrected in later editions :-)
AFAIK OS theory has been pretty static and the same textbooks are
used, although Java is the popular first programming language taught
by CS depts now (back in the day it was Pascal and its cousins).
Talking of Pascal does anyone know if the old Berkeley Pascal compiler
is available anywhere?
The Stallings book
and Tanenbaum books are similiar intro OS books
Tanenbaum's style was probably more interesting and easier to read.
His "Computer Networks" was an excellent introduction to that topic too.