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Understanding Operating Systems


Author: Ann McHoes,Ida M. Flynn
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305674251
Category: Computers
Page: 50
View: 9409
Discover a clear, straightforward explanation of both current operating system theory and today’s practices within UNDERSTANDING OPERATING SYSTEMS, 8E. This leading book's proven approach begins with a valuable discussion of fundamentals before introducing specific operating systems. Fully updated, timely content offers an expanded analysis of how modern innovations, such as multi-core processing and wireless technologies, have impacted today’s operating systems. Revised Research Topics within this edition’s practical exercises encourage readers to research emerging and influential topics independently. In addition, updates throughout the final four chapters now highlight information on the most current versions of UNIX (including the latest Macintosh OS), Linux, Windows, and Android to equip users with the contemporary knowledge and skills needed to working most effectively with today’s systems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Understanding Operating Systems


Author: Ann McHoes,Ida M. Flynn
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337517534
Category: Computers
Page: 592
View: 1154
Discover a clear, straightforward explanation of both current operating system theory and today’s practices within UNDERSTANDING OPERATING SYSTEMS, 8E. This leading book's proven approach begins with a valuable discussion of fundamentals before introducing specific operating systems. Fully updated, timely content offers an expanded analysis of how modern innovations, such as multi-core processing and wireless technologies, have impacted today’s operating systems. Revised Research Topics within this edition’s practical exercises encourage readers to research emerging and influential topics independently. In addition, updates throughout the final four chapters now highlight information on the most current versions of UNIX (including the latest Macintosh OS), Linux, Windows, and Android to equip users with the contemporary knowledge and skills needed to working most effectively with today’s systems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Understanding Operating Systems


Author: Ann McHoes,Ida M. Flynn
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 128509655X
Category: Computers
Page: 608
View: 9530
Now in its Seventh Edition, UNDERSTANDING OPERATING SYSTEMS continues to provide a clear and straightforward explanation of operating system theory and practice. As in previous editions, the book's highly regarded structure begins with a discussion of fundamentals before moving on to specific operating systems. Fully updated, this new edition includes expanded analysis of the impact on operating systems of such innovations as multi-core processing and wireless technologies. Revised Research Topics in the exercise section encourage independent student research. The final four chapters have been updated to include information on current versions of UNIX (including the latest Macintosh OS), Linux, and Windows, and a new chapter on Android has been added. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Operating Systems DeMYSTiFieD


Author: Ann McIver McHoes,Joli Ballew
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071752269
Category: Computers
Page: 352
View: 1954
Learn what happens behind the scenes of operating systems Find out how operating systems work, including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Operating Systems Demystified describes the features common to most of today's popular operating systems and how they handle complex tasks. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins with an overview of what operating systems are and how they are designed. The book then offers in-depth coverage of the boot process; CPU management; deadlocks; memory, disk, and file management; network operating systems; and the essentials of system security. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand even the technical material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Fundamentals of operating system design Differences between menu- and command-driven user interfaces CPU scheduling and deadlocks Management of RAM and virtual memory Device management for hard drives, CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray drives Networking basics, including wireless LANs and virtual private networks Key concepts of computer and data security Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Operating Systems Demystified helps you learn the essential elements of OS design and everyday use.

    • Education

Understanding Operating Systems, Fifth Edition

Computer science, Software engineering
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467247049
Category: Education
Page: 54
View: 2842
Facts101 is your complete guide to Understanding Operating Systems, Fifth Edition. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

    • Technology & Engineering

Linux for Makers

Understanding the Operating System That Runs Raspberry Pi and Other Maker SBCs
Author: Aaron Newcomb
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1680451790
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 264
View: 5129
Linux is a powerful open-source operating system that has been around for many years and is widely used for running servers and websites. But most students and Makers encounter it for the first time when they are working on projects with their Raspberry Pi or similar single-board computers (SBCs) such as BeagleBone Black or Intel Galileo. Linux for Makers is the first book that explains the Linux operating system specifically for Makers, as opposed to programmers and administrators. By gaining a deeper understanding of Linux, Makers can add another useful tool to their kit that will help them build their projects more easily. Written with the Maker in mind, this book will focus mostly on Rasbian running on the Raspberry Pi as it is the most prolific in the ecosystem today. However most of the topics covered will apply broadly to other Linux distributions and will be called out when they may differ. Many times users cut and paste from a website tutorial into the Linux command line without understanding what they are actually doing only to be frustrated when they want to modify or tweak something to suit their needs. Also, many Makers shy away from using the Raspberry Pi or similar board because they feel Linux is too foreign and they think using a command line will be more difficult than using a GUI. This book aims to overcome those fears and provide a foundation for further learning and exploration. To that end, this book will focus on the basic principles that a Maker would need to know as opposed to other resources that go into detail that is not particularly relevant to building projects.

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IC3: Internet and Computing Core Certification Computing Fundamentals Study Guide


Author: Ciprian Adrian Rusen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118993500
Category: Computers
Page: 204
View: 3839
Test how well you know your way around a computer for the IC3 exam IC3: Internet and Computing Core Certification Computing Fundamentals Study Guide is your ideal study guide to focus on the Computing Fundamentals exam module in preparation for the IC3 exam. This book covers hardware, software, peripherals, operating systems, and basic troubleshooting, presented in a clear, concise style. Hands-on examples and self-paced exercises show you how to perform critical tasks needed to pass the exam, and the companion website offers a diverse set of study tools including the Sybex test engine, a preassessment test, practice questions, and videos. Readers also gain access to electronic flashcards, and the chapter files needed to complete the exercises in the book. This guide focuses on the Computing Fundamentals module helping you test your skills and solidify your understanding in preparation for the exam. Review the various hardware components essential to the computer Understand which peripherals are crucial, and which are nice to have Brush up on basic troubleshooting for common minor issues Master your operating system and fundamental software When you are serious about certification, IC3 provides the practice that inspires self-confidence.

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Operating System Security


Author: Trent Jaeger
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 1598292129
Category: Computers
Page: 218
View: 844
"Operating systems provide the fundamental mechanisms for securing computer processing. Since the 1960s, operating systems designers have explored how to build"secure" operating systems - operating systems whose mechanisms protect the system against a motivated adversary. Recently, the importance of ensuring such security has become a mainstream issue for all operating systems. In this book, we examine past research that outlines the requirements for a secure operating system and research that implements example systems that aim for such requirements. For system designs that aimed to satisfy these requirements,we see that the complexity of software systems often results in implementation challenges that we are still exploring to this day. However, if a system design does not aim for achieving the secure operating system requirements, then its security features fail to protect the system in a myriad of ways. We also study systems that have been retro-fit with secure operating system features after an initial deployment. In all cases, the conflict between function on one hand and security on the other leads to difficult choices and the potential for unwise compromises. From this book, we hope that systems designers and implementers will learn the requirements for operating systems that effectively enforce security and will better understand how to manage the balance between function and security."--BOOK JACKET.

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Operating System Concepts


Author: Abraham Silberschatz,Greg Gagne,Peter B. Galvin
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1119124891
Category: Computers
Page: N.A
View: 6232
The tenth edition of Operating System Concepts has been revised to keep it fresh and up-to-date with contemporary examples of how operating systems function, as well as enhanced interactive elements to improve learning and the student’s experience with the material. It combines instruction on concepts with real-world applications so that students can understand the practical usage of the content. End-of-chapter problems, exercises, review questions, and programming exercises help to further reinforce important concepts. New interactive self-assessment problems are provided throughout the text to help students monitor their level of understanding and progress. A Linux virtual machine (including C and Java source code and development tools) allows students to complete programming exercises that help them engage further with the material. The Enhanced E-Text is also available bundled with an abridged print companion and can be ordered by contacting customer service here: ISBN: 9781119456339 Price: $97.95 Canadian Price: $111.50

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Systems Performance

Enterprise and the Cloud
Author: Brendan Gregg
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133390098
Category: Computers
Page: 735
View: 2073
"Large-scale enterprise, cloud, and virtualized computing systems have introduced serious performance challenges. Now, internationally renowned performance expert Brendan Gregg has brought together proven methodologies, tools, and metrics for analyzing and tuning even the most complex environments. Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud focuses on Linux® and Unix® performance, while illuminating performance issues that are relevant to all operating systems. You'll gain deep insight into how systems work and perform, and learn methodologies for analyzing and improving system and application performance. Gregg presents examples from bare-metal systems and virtualized cloud tenants running Linux-based Ubuntu®, Fedora®, CentOS, and the illumos-based Joyent® SmartOSTM and OmniTI OmniOS®. He systematically covers modern systems performance, including the "traditional" analysis of CPUs, memory, disks, and networks, and new areas including cloud computing and dynamic tracing. This book also helps you identify and fix the "unknown unknowns" of complex performance: bottlenecks that emerge from elements and interactions you were not aware of. The text concludes with a detailed case study, showing how a real cloud customer issue was analyzed from start to finish."--Back cover.

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Operating Systems In Depth: Design and Programming

Design and Programming
Author: Thomas W. Doeppner
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118136403
Category: Computers
Page: 444
View: 4229
This book is designed for a one-semester operating-systems course for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. Prerequisites for the course generally include an introductory course on computer architecture and an advanced programming course. The goal of this book is to bring together and explain current practice in operating systems. This includes much of what is traditionally covered in operating-system textbooks: concurrency, scheduling, linking and loading, storage management (both real and virtual), file systems, and security. However, the book also covers issues that come up every day in operating-systems design and implementation but are not often taught in undergraduate courses. For example, the text includes: Deferred work, which includes deferred and asynchronous procedure calls in Windows, tasklets in Linux, and interrupt threads in Solaris. The intricacies of thread switching, on both uniprocessor and multiprocessor systems. Modern file systems, such as ZFS and WAFL. Distributed file systems, including CIFS and NFS version 4. The book and its accompanying significant programming projects make students come to grips with current operating systems and their major operating-system components and to attain an intimate understanding of how they work.

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Digital Literacy For Dummies


Author: Faithe Wempen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118962877
Category: Computers
Page: 456
View: 5655
Develop and implement essential computer technology—with confidence Do you want to develop an understanding of technology to enhance your education, career, or personal life, but feel inhibited by your digital literacy? Fear not! Written in plain English and absent of undecipherable high-tech jargon, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy to get a grip on computer basics, the Internet, the Cloud, browsing the web, productivity programs and applications for school and the workplace, computer security and privacy, the latest in digital lifestyle topics, and so much more. Walks you through the basics of developing essential computer technology skills Shows you how to gain the digital literacy skills required to succeed in education, at home, and in the workforce Explains how the use of smartphones and digital cameras contribute to digital literacy With the introduction of 3G and 4G services in emerging countries like India, worldwide Internet usage is increasing exponentially. With this technological growth comes an opportunity for people of all ages and from all walks of life to learn new skills to keep them ahead of the curve. Packed with easy-to-follow explanations and seasoned with a bit of humor and fun, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy and accessible for anyone to harness the power of technology to remain relevant in school or at work.

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Running Linux


Author: Matt Welsh
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596002725
Category: Computers
Page: 672
View: 703
Explains how to understand and use Linux, covering installation, system administration, configuring desktops, and networking, along with topics such as the GNOME desktop, security, package management, and sound configuration.

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Understanding the Linux Kernel

From I/O Ports to Process Management
Author: Daniel P. Bovet,Marco Cesati
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596554910
Category: Computers
Page: 944
View: 4696
In order to thoroughly understand what makes Linux tick and why it works so well on a wide variety of systems, you need to delve deep into the heart of the kernel. The kernel handles all interactions between the CPU and the external world, and determines which programs will share processor time, in what order. It manages limited memory so well that hundreds of processes can share the system efficiently, and expertly organizes data transfers so that the CPU isn't kept waiting any longer than necessary for the relatively slow disks. The third edition of Understanding the Linux Kernel takes you on a guided tour of the most significant data structures, algorithms, and programming tricks used in the kernel. Probing beyond superficial features, the authors offer valuable insights to people who want to know how things really work inside their machine. Important Intel-specific features are discussed. Relevant segments of code are dissected line by line. But the book covers more than just the functioning of the code; it explains the theoretical underpinnings of why Linux does things the way it does. This edition of the book covers Version 2.6, which has seen significant changes to nearly every kernel subsystem, particularly in the areas of memory management and block devices. The book focuses on the following topics: Memory management, including file buffering, process swapping, and Direct memory Access (DMA) The Virtual Filesystem layer and the Second and Third Extended Filesystems Process creation and scheduling Signals, interrupts, and the essential interfaces to device drivers Timing Synchronization within the kernel Interprocess Communication (IPC) Program execution Understanding the Linux Kernel will acquaint you with all the inner workings of Linux, but it's more than just an academic exercise. You'll learn what conditions bring out Linux's best performance, and you'll see how it meets the challenge of providing good system response during process scheduling, file access, and memory management in a wide variety of environments. This book will help you make the most of your Linux system.

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Operating System Design

The Xinu Approach, Second Edition
Author: Douglas Comer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498712444
Category: Computers
Page: 701
View: 6738
An Update of the Most Practical A-to-Z Operating System Book Widely lauded for avoiding the typical black box approach found in other operating system textbooks, the first edition of this bestselling book taught readers how an operating system works and explained how to build it from the ground up. Continuing to follow a logical pattern for system design, Operating System Design: The Xinu Approach, Second Edition removes the mystery from operating system design and consolidates the body of material into a systematic discipline. It presents a hierarchical design paradigm that organizes major operating system components in an orderly, understandable manner. The book guides readers through the construction of a conventional process-based operating system using practical, straightforward primitives. It gives the implementation details of one set of primitives, usually the most popular set. Once readers understand how primitives can be implemented on conventional hardware, they can then easily implement alternative versions. The text begins with a bare machine and proceeds step-by-step through the design and implementation of Xinu, which is a small, elegant operating system that supports dynamic process creation, dynamic memory allocation, network communication, local and remote file systems, a shell, and device-independent I/O functions. The Xinu code runs on many hardware platforms. This second edition has been completely rewritten to contrast operating systems for RISC and CISC processors. Encouraging hands-on experimentation, the book provides updated code throughout and examples for two low-cost experimenter boards: BeagleBone Black from ARM and Galileo from Intel.

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Exam 98-349 MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals


Author: Microsoft Official Academic Course
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1119308453
Category: Computers
Page: 288
View: 957
The Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) textbook for MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals Exam 98-349 2nd Edition is focused primarily on operating configurations and maintenance in Windows. Successful skills mastery of Exam 98-349 can help students with securing a career within an IT enterprise and help them to differentiate job hunters in today's competitive job market. This exam will cover considerations into the following: • Understanding Operating System Configurations. • Installing and Upgrading Client Systems. • Managing Applications. • Managing Files and Folders. • Managing Devices. • Understanding Operating System Maintenance. The MOAC IT Professional series is the Official from Microsoft, turn-key Workforce training program that leads to professional certification and was authored for college instructors and college students. MOAC gets instructors ready to teach and students ready for work by delivering essential resources in 5 key areas: Instructor readiness, student software, student assessment, instruction resources, and learning validation. With the Microsoft Official Academic course program, you are getting instructional support from Microsoft; materials that are accurate and make course delivery easy.

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Android Hacker's Handbook


Author: Joshua J. Drake,Zach Lanier,Collin Mulliner,Pau Oliva Fora,Stephen A. Ridley,Georg Wicherski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118922255
Category: Computers
Page: 576
View: 2859
The first comprehensive guide to discovering and preventing attacks on the Android OS As the Android operating system continues to increase its share of the smartphone market, smartphone hacking remains a growing threat. Written by experts who rank among the world's foremost Android security researchers, this book presents vulnerability discovery, analysis, and exploitation tools for the good guys. Following a detailed explanation of how the Android OS works and its overall security architecture, the authors examine how vulnerabilities can be discovered and exploits developed for various system components, preparing you to defend against them. If you are a mobile device administrator, security researcher, Android app developer, or consultant responsible for evaluating Android security, you will find this guide is essential to your toolbox. A crack team of leading Android security researchers explain Android security risks, security design and architecture, rooting, fuzz testing, and vulnerability analysis Covers Android application building blocks and security as well as debugging and auditing Android apps Prepares mobile device administrators, security researchers, Android app developers, and security consultants to defend Android systems against attack Android Hacker's Handbook is the first comprehensive resource for IT professionals charged with smartphone security.

Create Your Own Operating System


Author: Lucus Darnell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781981624058
Category:
Page: 150
View: 7803
Have you ever wanted to build your own operating system, but didn't know where to begin? Then this book is for you! In this book, the author explains everything you need to know from getting and installing the necessary tools to writing, compiling, deploying, and testing your very own operating system. By the time you are done you will have an operating system to call your own. And, don't worry about destroying your existing hardware and software environment as everything in this book is written with the intention of running in a virtualized environment. However, should you choose to do so, the author also explains how to deploy and test your new OS on bare-metal hardware as well. The first few chapters give a brief overview of how modern day computers work. In these chapters you will (re)learn everything from memory allocation, stacks, and bootloaders to low-level machine code and programming languages. After that, you will jump into downloading and installing the tools you will use for building your very own operating system. Here you will learn how to develop a bootloader and kernel just like modern day computers rely on for operating. The last few chapters will explain how to deploy and test your operating system as well as how to expand your OS to do more and even how to cross-compile your shiny new operating system for other devices such as the Raspberry Pi. To give an idea of what you can find in this book, below is the Table of Contents. 0x01 OS Basics 0x02 Intro to Machine Code 0x03 Intro to the Assembly Programming Language 0x04 Into to the C Programming Language 0x05 Getting Started - Installing VirtualBox - Installing Linux - Installing GNOME - Preparing CentOS and the VM - Troubleshooting VirtualBox Guest Additions - Preparing the Development Environment 0x06 Bootstrapping with the Bootloader - Creating the Entry Point - GNU GRUB - Compiling the Entry Point 0x07 Welcome to the Kernel 0x08 Putting it all Together 0x09 Testing Your Operating System 0x0A Starting Your Architecture Library - Expanding the Console 0x0B Expanding Your OS 0x0C Cross-Compiling for Other Architectures - Create a Custom Cross-Compiler - Porting for the Raspberry Pi - Testing on Physical Hardware Conclusion Acknowledgements Appendix Index

    • Technology & Engineering

Understanding Food Systems

Agriculture, Food Science, and Nutrition in the United States
Author: Ruth MacDonald,Cheryll Reitmeier
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128044853
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 372
View: 6366
Understanding Food Systems: Agriculture, Food Science, and Nutrition in the United States explores the complex and evolving system from which the United States gets its food. From farm, to home, and everything in-between, the authors use a scientific perspective that explains the fundamentals of agricultural production, food science, and human nutrition that will guide readers through the issues that shape our food system, including political, societal, environmental, economic, and ethical concerns. Presenting the role and impact of technology, from production to processing and safety, to cultural and consumer behavior perspectives, the book also explores the link between food systems and the history of nutrients and diet patterns, and how these influence disease occurrence. Current topics of concern and debate, including the correlations between food systems and diet-related diseases, such as obesity and diabetes are explored, as are the history and current status of food insecurity and accessibility. Throughout the text, readers are exposed to current topics that play important roles in personal food choices and how they influence components of the food system. Presents the evolution of the US food system, from historical beginnings, to current consumer and political roles and responsibilities Provides farm to fork insights on production and consumption practices in the United States Explores complex topics in call-out boxes throughout the text to help readers understand the various perspectives on controversial topics

    • Computers

Open Sources

Voices from the Open Source Revolution
Author: Chris DiBona,Sam Ockman
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596553906
Category: Computers
Page: 284
View: 9635
Freely available source code, with contributions from thousands of programmers around the world: this is the spirit of the software revolution known as Open Source. Open Source has grabbed the computer industry's attention. Netscape has opened the source code to Mozilla; IBM supports Apache; major database vendors haved ported their products to Linux. As enterprises realize the power of the open-source development model, Open Source is becoming a viable mainstream alternative to commercial software.Now in Open Sources, leaders of Open Source come together for the first time to discuss the new vision of the software industry they have created. The essays in this volume offer insight into how the Open Source movement works, why it succeeds, and where it is going.For programmers who have labored on open-source projects, Open Sources is the new gospel: a powerful vision from the movement's spiritual leaders. For businesses integrating open-source software into their enterprise, Open Sources reveals the mysteries of how open development builds better software, and how businesses can leverage freely available software for a competitive business advantage.The contributors here have been the leaders in the open-source arena: Brian Behlendorf (Apache) Kirk McKusick (Berkeley Unix) Tim O'Reilly (Publisher, O'Reilly & Associates) Bruce Perens (Debian Project, Open Source Initiative) Tom Paquin and Jim Hamerly (mozilla.org, Netscape) Eric Raymond (Open Source Initiative) Richard Stallman (GNU, Free Software Foundation, Emacs) Michael Tiemann (Cygnus Solutions) Linus Torvalds (Linux) Paul Vixie (Bind) Larry Wall (Perl) This book explains why the majority of the Internet's servers use open- source technologies for everything from the operating system to Web serving and email. Key technology products developed with open-source software have overtaken and surpassed the commercial efforts of billion dollar companies like Microsoft and IBM to dominate software markets. Learn the inside story of what led Netscape to decide to release its source code using the open-source mode. Learn how Cygnus Solutions builds the world's best compilers by sharing the source code. Learn why venture capitalists are eagerly watching Red Hat Software, a company that gives its key product -- Linux -- away.For the first time in print, this book presents the story of the open- source phenomenon told by the people who created this movement.Open Sources will bring you into the world of free software and show you the revolution.