Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computer Operating Systems - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Computer Operating Systems. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Tenth Edition (Exams 220-1001 & 220-1002)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computer Operating Systems - August 2021

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2019 CompTIA Core 1 and Core 2 CompTIA A+ exam objectives This fully revised and updated resource offers complete coverage of the latest release of CompTIA A+ exams 220-1001 & 220-1002. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the CompTIA A+ exams with ease, this definitive guide also serves as an essential on-the-job IT reference. Also includes a voucher coupon for a 10% discount on your CompTIA exams! Covers all exam topics, including how to: • Work with CPUs, RAM, BIOS, motherboards, power supplies, and other personal computer components • Install, configure, and maintain hard drives • Manage input devices and removable media • Set up, upgrade, and maintain all versions of Windows • Troubleshoot and fix computer problems • Install printers and other peripherals • Configure and secure mobile devices • Connect to the Internet • Set up wired and wireless networks • Protect your personal computer and your network • Implement virtualization and cloud-based technologies Online content includes: • Practice exams for 1001 & 1002 • More than one hour of free video training • TotalSim simulations of performance-based questions • Mike Meyers’ favorite PC tools and utilities Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Safety and Professionalism Chapter 2: The Visible Computer Chapter 3: CPUs Chapter 4: RAM Chapter 5: Firmware Chapter 6: Motherboards Chapter 7: Power Supplies Chapter 8: Mass Storage Technologies Chapter 9: Implementing Mass Storage Chapter 10: Essential Peripherals Chapter 11: Building a PC Chapter 12: Windows Under the Hood Chapter 13: Users, Groups, and Permissions Chapter 14: Maintaining and Optimizing Operating Systems Chapter 15: Working with the Command-Line Interface Chapter 16: Troubleshooting Operating Systems Chapter 17: Display Technologies Chapter 18: Essentials of Networking Chapter 19: Local Area Networking Chapter 20: Wireless Networking Chapter 21: The Internet Chapter 22: Virtualization Chapter 23: Portable Computing Chapter 24: Understanding Mobile Devices Chapter 25: Care and Feeding of Mobile Devices Chapter 26: Printers and Multifunction Devices Chapter 27: Securing Computers Chapter 28: Operational Procedures Appendix A: Mapping to the CompTIA A+ Objectives Glossary

  • Author: Mike Meyers
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 10th edition (April 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Hardware & DIY
  • ISBN: 978-1260454031
  • Dimensions: 9.06 x 7.48 x 2.36 inches

                 

2. System Design Interview – An insider's guide, Second Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computer Operating Systems - August 2021

The system design interview is considered to be the most complex and most difficult technical job interview by many. This book provides a step-by-step framework on how to tackle a system design question. It includes many real-world examples to illustrate the systematic approach with detailed steps that you can follow. What’s inside? - An insider’s take on what interviewers really look for and why. - A 4-step framework for solving any system design interview question. - 16 real system design interview questions with detailed solutions. - 188 diagrams to visually explain how different systems work. Table Of Contents Chapter 1: Scale From Zero To Millions Of Users Chapter 2: Back-of-the-envelope Estimation Chapter 3: A Framework For System Design Interviews Chapter 4: Design A Rate Limiter Chapter 5: Design Consistent Hashing Chapter 6: Design A Key-value Store Chapter 7: Design A Unique Id Generator In Distributed Systems Chapter 8: Design A Url Shortener Chapter 9: Design A Web Crawler Chapter 10: Design A Notification System Chapter 11: Design A News Feed System Chapter 12: Design A Chat System Chapter 13: Design A Search Autocomplete System Chapter 14: Design Youtube Chapter 15: Design Google Drive Chapter 16: The Learning Continues

  • Author: Alex Xu
  • Publisher: Independently published (June 12, 2020)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Job Hunting & Careers
  • ISBN: 979-8664653403
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.73 x 9 inches

                 

3. Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies, 4th Edition (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computer Operating Systems - August 2021

The easy way to get up and running with Windows 10! With Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies , becoming familiarized with Windows 10 is a painless process. If you’re interested in learning the basics of this operating system without having to dig through confusing computer jargon, look no further. This book offers a step-by-step approach that is specifically designed to assist first time Windows 10 users who are over-50, providing easy-to-understand language, large-print text, and an abundance of helpful images along the way! 
    Protect your computer Follow friends and family online Use Windows 10 to play games and enjoy media Check your security and maintenance status  Step-by-step instructions are provided to ensure that you don't get lost at any point along the way.

  • Author: Peter Weverka
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 4th edition (August 25, 2020)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Operating Systems
  • ISBN: 978-1119680543
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.7 x 9 inches

                 

4. Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computer Operating Systems - August 2021

Summary Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, PowerShell v3 and later, and includes v5 features like PowerShellGet. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology PowerShell is both a scripting language and an administrative shell that lets you control and automate nearly every aspect of Windows. It accepts and executes commands interactively and you can write scripts to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint, as well as online services like Azure and Office 365. About the Book Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. Just set aside one hour a day lunchtime would be perfect for a month, and you'll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, PowerShell v3 and later, and includes v5 features like PowerShellGet. What's Inside Learn PowerShell from the beginning, no experience required! Covers PowerShell v3 and up, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 and later Each lesson takes you an hour or less About the Reader Experience with Windows administration is helpful. No programming or scripting experience needed. About the Author Veteran PowerShell MVPs Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks bring years as successful trainers to this concise, easy to follow book. Table of Contents Before you begin Meet PowerShell Using the help system Running commands Working with providers The pipeline: connecting commands Adding commands Objects: data by another name The pipeline, deeper Formatting and why it's done on the right Filtering and comparisons A practical interlude Remote control: one to one, and one to many Using Windows Management Instrumentation and CIM Multitasking with background jobs Working with many objects, one at a time Security alert! Variables: a place to store your stuff Input and output Sessions: remote control with less work You call this scripting? Improving your parameterized script Advanced remoting configuration Using regular expressions to parse text files Additional random tips, tricks, and techniques Using someone else's script Never the end PowerShell cheat sheet

  • Author: Donald W. Jones
  • Publisher: Manning Publications; 3rd edition (December 30, 2016)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Networking & Cloud Computing
  • ISBN: 978-1617294167
  • Dimensions: 7.38 x 0.9 x 9.25 inches

                 

5. Exam Ref AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computer Operating Systems - August 2021

Prepare for Microsoft Exam AZ-900 ―Demonstrate your real-world knowledge of cloud services and how they can be provided with Microsoft Azure, including high-level concepts that apply throughout Azure, and key concepts specific to individual services. Designed for professionals in non-technical or technical roles, the Exam Ref series focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Certified Fundamentals level.   Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: • Describe cloud concepts • Describe core Azure services • Describe core solutions and management tools on Azure • Describe general security and network security features • Describe identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features • Describe Azure cost management and Service Level Agreements   This Microsoft Exam Ref: • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you • Assumes you want to show foundational knowledge of cloud services and their delivery with Microsoft Azure; no technical background or IT experience is required   About the Exam Exam AZ-900 focuses on knowledge needed to describe cloud service benefits and usage considerations; explain IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS; compare public, private, and hybrid cloud models; describe core Azure architectural components, products, solutions, and management tools; describe how network connectivity is secured in Azure; describe core identity services; describe Azure security tools, features, governance methodologies, and monitoring and reporting options; describe privacy, compliance, and data protection standards; describe Azure subscriptions, cost planning, and cost management; and describe SLAs and the service lifecycle.   About Microsoft Certification Passing this exam fulfills your requirements for the Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals credential, demonstrating that you can describe cloud concepts, core Azure services, and core solutions and management tools on Azure; general security and network security features; identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features; Azure cost management and SLAs.   See full details at: www.microsoft.com/learn

  • Author: Jim Cheshire
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 2nd edition (August 14, 2020)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Operating Systems
  • ISBN: 978-0136877189
  • Dimensions: 7.48 x 0.39 x 9.02 inches

                 



6. How Linux Works, 3rd Edition: What Every Superuser Should Know


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computer Operating Systems - August 2021

Best-selling guide to the inner workings of the Linux operating system with over 50,000 copies sold since its original release in 2014. Linux for the Superuser   Unlike some operating systems, Linux doesn’t try to hide the important bits from you—it gives you full control of your computer. But to truly master Linux, you need to understand its internals, like how the system boots, how networking works, and what the kernel actually does.   In this third edition of the bestselling How Linux Works , author Brian Ward peels back the layers of this well-loved operating system to make Linux internals accessible. This edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded with added coverage of Logical Volume Manager (LVM), virtualization, and containers.   You'll learn:   •  How Linux boots, from boot loaders to init (systemd)   •  How the kernel manages devices, device drivers, and processes   •  How networking, interfaces, firewalls, and servers work   •  How development tools work and relate to shared libraries   •  How to write effective shell scripts   You’ll also explore the kernel and examine key system tasks inside user-space processes, including system calls, input and output, and filesystem maintenance. With its combination of background, theory, real-world examples, and thorough explanations, How Linux Works, 3rd Edition will teach you what you need to know to take control of your operating system. NEW TO THIS EDITION:   •  Hands-on coverage of the LVM, journald logging system, and IPv6   •  Additional chapter on virtualization, featuring containers and cgroups   •  Expanded discussion of systemd   Covers systemd-based installations

  • Author: Brian Ward
  • Publisher: No Starch Press; 3rd edition (April 19, 2021)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Networking & Cloud Computing
  • ISBN: 978-1718500402
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.13 x 9.25 inches

                 

7. iPhone: The Missing Manual: The Book That Should Have Been in the Box


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computer Operating Systems - August 2021

The iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R, and 11Max are faster than ever and have more powerful cameras. With the latest edition of this bestselling guide, you get a funny, gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you into an iPhone master. Written by David Pogue—Missing Manual series creator, New York Times columnist, and Emmy-winning tech correspondent for CNBC, CBS, and NPR—this update shows you everything you need to know about New iPhone features and the iOS 13 user interface. Pick up this beautiful full-color book and learn how to get the most out of your iPhone.

  • Author: David Pogue
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 13th edition (December 3, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1492075141
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.4 inches

                 

8. Linux Bible


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computer Operating Systems - August 2021

The industry favorite Linux guide Linux Bible, 10th Edition  is the ultimate hands-on Linux user guide, whether you're a true beginner or a more advanced user navigating recent changes. this updated tenth edition covers the latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 8), Fedora 30, and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. It includes information on cloud computing, with new guidance on containerization, Ansible automation, and Kubernetes and OpenShift. With a focus on RHEL 8, this new edition teaches techniques for managing storage, users, and security, while emphasizing simplified administrative techniques with Cockpit. Written by a Red Hat expert, this book provides the clear explanations and step-by-step instructions that demystify Linux and bring the new features seamlessly into your workflow. This useful guide assumes a base of little or no Linux knowledge, and takes you step by step through what you need to know to get the job done. Get Linux up and running quickly Master basic operations and tackle more advanced tasks Get up to date on the recent changes to Linux server system management Bring Linux to the cloud using Openstack and Cloudforms Simplified Linux administration through the Cockpit Web Interface  Automated Linux Deployment with Ansible  Learn to navigate Linux with Amazon (AWS), Google (GCE), and Microsofr Azure Cloud services  Linux Bible, 10th Edition  is the one resource you need, and provides the hands-on training that gets you on track in a flash.

  • Author: Christopher Negus
  • Publisher: Wiley; 10th edition (June 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Networking & Cloud Computing
  • ISBN: 978-1119578888
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.9 x 9.2 inches

                 

9. Linux Pocket Guide: Essential Commands


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computer Operating Systems - August 2021

If you use Linux in your day to day work, this popular pocket guide is the perfect on the job reference. The third edition features new commands for processing image files and audio files, running and killing programs, reading and modifying the system clipboard, and manipulating PDF files, as well as other commands requested by readers. You’ll also find powerful command line idioms you might not be familiar with, such as process substitution and piping into bash. Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path to help you gain mastery of the most useful and important commands. Whether you’re a novice who needs to get up to speed on Linux or an experienced user who wants a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers. Selected topics include: The filesystem and shell File creation and editing Text manipulation and pipelines Backups and remote storage Viewing and controlling processes User account management Becoming the superuser Network connections Audio and video Installing software Programming with shell scripts

  • Author: Daniel J. Barrett
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 3rd edition (June 28, 2016)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Operating Systems
  • ISBN: 978-1491927571
  • Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.5 x 6.9 inches

                 

10. The Linux Programming Interface: A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computer Operating Systems - August 2021

The Linux Programming Interface (TLPI) is the definitive guide to the Linux and UNIX programming interface—the interface employed by nearly every application that runs on a Linux or UNIX system. In this authoritative work, Linux programming expert Michael Kerrisk provides detailed descriptions of the system calls and library functions that you need in order to master the craft of system programming, and accompanies his explanations with clear, complete example programs. You'll find descriptions of over 500 system calls and library functions, and more than 200 example programs, 88 tables, and 115 diagrams. You'll learn how to: –Read and write files efficiently –Use signals, clocks, and timers –Create processes and execute programs –Write secure programs –Write multithreaded programs using POSIX threads –Build and use shared libraries –Perform interprocess communication using pipes, message queues, shared memory, and semaphores –Write network applications with the sockets API While The Linux Programming Interface covers a wealth of Linux-specific features, including epoll , inotify , and the /proc file system, its emphasis on UNIX standards (POSIX.1-2001/SUSv3 and POSIX.1-2008/SUSv4) makes it equally valuable to programmers working on other UNIX platforms. The Linux Programming Interface is the most comprehensive single-volume work on the Linux and UNIX programming interface, and a book that's destined to become a new classic.

  • Author: Michael Kerrisk
  • Publisher: No Starch Press; 1st edition (October 28, 2010)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Operating Systems
  • ISBN: 978-1593272203
  • Dimensions: 7.25 x 2.29 x 9.56 inches