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Guide To Parallel Operating Systems With Windows 7 And Linux (Networking)

The second edition of GUIDE TO PARALLEL OPERATING SYSTEMS WITH WINDOWS 7 AND LINUX continues its unique approach of examining two of the most prominent operating systems in parallel. Rather than using a compare and contrast model, each concept is first presented conceptually before demonstrating it simultaneously on both operating systems. Readers are able to instantly switch between Windows 7 and Linux Fedora 13 to complete the myriad of hands-on activities that reinforce the similarities between the two operating systems for each conceptual task. The virtualization approach used in the text provides complete flexibility and enables learners to use Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, Sun VirtualBox, or VMWare Workstation. This comprehensive guide will help readers develop the competencies they need in Windows 7 and Linux to maximize success in today's classroom as well as in the business environment.

Series: Networking

Paperback: 640 pages

Publisher: Cengage Learning; 2 edition (June 13, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1111543704

ISBN-13: 978-1111543709

Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.2 x 1.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #336,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #54 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > APIs & Operating Environments > Operating Systems Theory #96 in Books > Computers & Technology > Operating Systems > Linux > Networking & System Administration #206 in Books > Computers & Technology > Networking & Cloud Computing > Networks, Protocols & APIs > Networks

One would think that for the price of the book all of the lab exercises would have been thoroughly tested. Starting with Chapter 6, the user will find that many of the instructions given for the Activities are incorrect, leaving him/her to figure out exactly what the authors meant. It gets even worse when going through Chapter 7. All of the Activities in the book should be reviewed and tested so that students don't have to fight inaccuracies.

I never studied networking in my life and this book was my first learning experience of networking and operational systems. I can tell, this book helps in understanding even the most difficult chapters. I highly recommend this book for people that are interested in field of networking and different Operation Systems.

This was the exact book I needed for my class, but, unfortunately, did not come with the software disc. I had to borrow that from another classmate. The price was a bit high, I thought, for a used textbook, but it was in good condition and I will be able to resell it.

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This was a good book and had a lot of hands on, but even for a beginner, I thought that the linux/unix side was difficult at times to grasp.

I chose this rating 5 because the book was brand new and it was delivered on time for my class. The book came in handy for my assignments and for other my classmates who did not have a book and let them look at mine. Thanks .

This book does a good job of explaining concepts. But on the labs, there are often mistakes and for a person new to using computers or different Operating Systems, could find it a bit difficult.

This text book was awful. There were numerous formatting and editing mistakes, as well as mistakes in the information provided. The book is also already out of date.

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