Getting your personalized copy of DS2 (2007)

How to obtain a digital copy

After filling in your e-mail address and submitting the request, a personalized copy of Distributed Systems will be prepared and made available to you on this site. You will shortly thereafter receive an e-mail containing the URL from where the book can be downloaded. This should normally take no more than 5-10 minutes. The copy will be available for 24 hours.

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