Issue No. 12 - December (1975 vol. 8)
At 640 pages, this book is the longest and most comprehensive textbook on operating systems yet published. It is generally well-written. The examples are clear and the text easily readable. The book is heavily oriented toward practical views of operating systems: almost every point is demonstrated by an example from a real system, and the examples often include a display of the relevant assembly language routine. As such, the book will serve well as a text for an undergraduate course in operating systems (there is actually enough material here for a two-semester course), or for the professional development of the programmer desiring a better understanding of the systems with which he interacts.
"Book Reviews," in Computer, vol. 8, no. , pp. 109-110, 1975.