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distinguish between multi-tasking,multi-user,multi-
processing and time sharing?

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distinguish between multi-tasking,multi-user,multi- processing and time sharing?..

Answer / yuvaraja

Multi Processing -is the ability to use more than one
processor (CPU), on a single machine.

Multi Tasking -is used when more than one
applications/programs/tasks are being run on a single
processor.

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distinguish between multi-tasking,multi-user,multi- processing and time sharing?..

Answer / farishta

multi - programming : multiple programs can be run on the
same system
muti tasking : an logical extension of multi pprogramming
to perform multiple task at a same time or at different time

multi user : multiple users can work on time time or
different time
multi processing : multiple jobs by several cpus
timesharing : different tasks can share different rsources

Is This Answer Correct ?    27 Yes 9 No

distinguish between multi-tasking,multi-user,multi- processing and time sharing?..

Answer / amit

multitasking means multiple taske executed in a program.
task is the set of instructions.
mutiuser means an environment where multiple users can work
at the same time.
Multiprocessing means a system where there are more than
one processor.
time sharing systems are those in whoch processess are
assigned a time slice in which process has to complete its
execution.

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distinguish between multi-tasking,multi-user,multi- processing and time sharing?..

Answer / ravi

I think,

In multitasking, One process run as much as it wants but when it wait(blocked) for slow IO operation it becomes blocked & turn is given to another process to run.

In time sharing, All process be given a time slot,for example 5 ms,at the end of time slot timer generate a pulse & task is switched.

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distinguish between multi-tasking,multi-user,multi- processing and time sharing?..

Answer / jomon

multiuser -different user can work together via different terminals of the computer
time sharing - different users can work with one proceessing unit in the diffrent of time slice( round- robin)

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distinguish between multi-tasking,multi-user,multi- processing and time sharing?..

Answer / lipsa naik

Multi-user is a term that defines an operating system or
application software that allows concurrent access by
multiple users of a computer. Time-sharing systems are
multi-user systems. Multiprocessing is the use of two or
more central processing units (CPUs) within a single
computer system

Is This Answer Correct ?    10 Yes 26 No

distinguish between multi-tasking,multi-user,multi- processing and time sharing?..

Answer / opensky

multi-tasking is general term.
multi-user, is facility that allow access simultaneously to
multiple users.
multi-processing, is facility, where multiple process can
run on OS.
time sharing, is again general term.

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