InformIT.com features two special articles (free registration required), excerpts from the “Modern Operating Systems” book by Dr. Andrew Tanenbaum (who is also the author of Minix – the ‘grandfather’ of Linux). This book is valued as the Bible of the operating system design and implementation and every serious OS designer/developer has by his/her side. The two free chapters featured, are “A History of Operating Systems” and “Operating System Threads“. A must read for everyone and if you are serious into operating systems, you should very well buy the book with no second thought. Our Take: It’s that good. Highly recommended by both myself and my husband (who is already largely involved in three operating systems so far).