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The defacto guide to Unix based Operating Systems. Written by Andrew S. Tanenbaum, it was first published in 1987.

OS:DI was the book in which Tanebaum designed, wrote-out and explained Minix, the predecessor to Linux and many other OSs.

Currently in its second edition (ISBN 0-13-638677-6), OS:DI is published with the full source code (as the original) of Minix along with a full explanation of all the principals (theoretical as well as practical) of a true multitasking OS.

An absolute must read for anyone wishing to understand the underlying structure of operating systems. It should be a required study for any Computer Science Major.

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