OT: Unix or UNIX or unix
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Fri Jun 12 06:41:05 UTC 2009
Gilles Gravier wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>> that is quite true..I get a lot of people who claim that windows is a
>>> multi-tasking os because they can get multiple programs running at the same
>>> i have to tell them that just because the window border changes color,
>>> doesnt mean that it is being processed in the back ground
>> Are you serious? Windows has been a preemptive multi-tasking OS since
>> Win98 I think, and it had some hack to fake multitasking before that.
>> If you can link to a page which states otherwise, I'd live to be
> Not completely. In Windows, you had to use the official Windows system
> calls which all had multitasking built in. But if you wrote a loop that did
> while (true)
> You basically hang the machine.
> Not on Unix.
So Windows had a lousy process scheduler. That does not make it
non-multitasking does it now?
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