It has landed.
Basically everybody who knows me is aware that, basically for the last two years, I have been writing a book on Operating Systems for use in my class — and, of course, in any similar class. Well, long story short, as of today:
What’s that in my car trunk? Lets have a closer look.
Finally, Facultad de Ingeniería finished printing the book!
So… Well, some minor data points:
- The book is (and has been for some time already!) available online as a free download.
- If you want to derive from it or enhance future editions in any way, just clone it!.
- Want to get a physical copy? Great! It will soon (a week or so) be ready at both the Faculty's and the Institute's bookstores.
- But coming to UNAM is hard for you? Stay tuned. I have uploaded it to an on-demand printing service (Bubok), but its service is so dismally slow that I'll try it somewhere else. I'll keep you posted!
Anyway… Very happy here :D
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Anonymous 2015-08-22 06:22:10
Is there an English version
Is there an English version available ?
Camaras de Videovigilancia 2016-02-29 03:07:00
Hola, muchas gracias por tu post!, sabes donde podría encontrar tu libro sobre los Fundamentos de sistemas operativos??… estaría muy interesado de leerlos! gracias!
Felipe 2017-04-30 09:59:00
Muchas gracias por el
Muchas gracias por el libro.
Frans 2015-08-21 09:36:00
Actually, taking a quick peek
Actually, taking a quick peek at your repo it looks like you start from some kind of Markdown base? In some ways that might actually be a lot simpler than starting from LaTeX. I wrote a blog post on that a couple of years ago. That being said, getting stuff like references to figures and tables to work right would be only a tad more difficult. Anyway, although it would take a little time, generating some HTML for EPUB purposes may still take a lot less effort than you think.
PS The book’s layout is very ereader friendly and a specialized EPUB edition is certainly not necessary imo; it’s hardly the PDF’s fault that all ereader software other than KOReader is just plain awful at reading PDFs.
gwolf 2015-08-13 10:28:01
Re: Kindle version
Yes… And no.
I use LaTeX to typeset the book. (Well, the story is a bit more complex than that, but lets pretend it’s as simple as LaTeX :) ) LaTeX is meant for fixed-size output — And the various ebook formats (EPUB, Mobi, and the DRM-restricted AZW used for the Kindle) are flowable formats, not related to any particular page or font size.
So, I don’t know of any way to reliably convert my text into an ebook format. If you know of any, please contact me!
gwolf 2015-08-24 13:44:12
In the book’s justification/presentation, I mention the sad quality of most technical translations I have seen as one of the driving factors to get a book on the subject published (natively) in Spanish.
There are myriads of similar or better works in English. Translating this work into English would not be of much importance.
But thanks for asking! :)
gwolf 2016-03-04 10:24:06
Conseguir el libro
gwolf 2017-02-28 23:02:26
Sí, cuando hice la página post-publicación del libro moví algunas cosas… Y rompí esa liga. Corregida. ¡Gracias!
Techie 2015-08-13 04:35:00
**Kindle version **
you could also create the kindle version of your book ..
yesn7 2017-02-28 14:08:00
Hay un link roto
El link en la descripción: The book is (and has been for some time already!) available online as a free download. está roto, el de los comentarios sí funciona (http://sistop.org/pdf/sistemas_operativos.pdf)