Windows® Internals (PRO-Developer)
See how the core components of the Windows operating system work behind the scenes—guided by a team of internationally renowned internals experts. Fully updated for Windows Server® 2008 and Windows Vista®, this classic guide delivers key architectural insights on system design, debugging, performance, and support—along with hands-on experiments to experience Windows inter
The book starts out great. The first chapter on Concepts and Tools is about as informative and useful as any introduction to a technical book that I have ever read. It definitely puts a big hunger in your tummy to read more. I was really impatient to get to Chapter 9 about Memory Management but didn’t want to jump ahead…
Chapter 2 about System Ar ...more
If you want to know *exactly* what happens when you call CreateProcess, it's in there. If you want to know step-by-step what happens when you see the "Starting Windows" process at boot time, it's in there. If you want to know the architecture of the core NT kernel and its subsystems (e.g. Memory Manager, Plug & Play subsystem, Hardware Abstracti ...more
Moreover, there're slight differences between 4th and 5th editions just few pages (compared to the whole book :P) describe those differences. Why reader must buy that 1232-pages book just to read those few pages?
need to read up on IOPC for my thesis. not very happy about it.
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Russinovich joined Microsoft when Microsoft acquired Winternals software, the company he cofounded in 1996 and where he worked as Chief Software Architect. He is also c ...more