(computer, parallel) (Or 'multi-tasking', 'multiprogramming', 'concurrent processing', 'concurrency', 'process scheduling') A technique used in an operating system for sharing a single processor between several independent jobs. The first multitasking operating systems were designed in the early 19...
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The ability to download software from the Internet while running productivity applications. 2. n. A multiple process Operating System scheme which relies on computer hardware to efficiently and safely share computer resources between applications. See Task Switching.
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Windows has the ability to work on more than one project at the same time. This multitasking ability enables the user to run more than one application at a time, without having to close any of the other applications.
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The running of more than one program at the same time by a computer.
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(CONTROL SYSTEMS GLOSSARY) The ability of a computer to handle more than two programmes at the same time.
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an operating system like RISC OS is capable of running a number of different tasks all at the same time - this is multitasking (actually, I think it's a bit of a con: the cpu can really only do one job at a time but what it does is to do a little bit of each task every fraction of a second) - there ...
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The ability to perform more than one task at the same time. The Amiga has been able to multitask since 1985, whilst the PC only learned to in 1995 and the Apple Mac still has not achieved this. The Amiga uses a specific type of multitasking known as 'pre-emptive'. This is allocated by the OS Kernel,...
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Multitasking allows multiple tasks to run concurrently, taking turns using the resources of the computer.
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the running of two or more programs (sets of instructions) in one computer at the same time. Multitasking is used to keep all of a computer`s ... [3 related articles]
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Multitasking allows multiple tasks to run concurrently, taking turns using the resources of the computer
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In computing, a system in which one processor appears to run several different programs (or different parts of the same program) at the same time. All the programs are held in memory together and each is allowed to run for a certain period. For example, one program may run while other programs are w...
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