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Processes & Threads

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Recently I realized that I don’t know the difference between processes & threads, so I looked it up (Wikipedia): basically each “program” running is one process. Multiple instances of one program (e.g. multiple browser windows) require one process each. One process can have one (single-threaded) or multiple threads (multi-threaded), e.g. a word processor would have a different thread inside the same process for the check-spelling-as-I-type functionality…

The most useful paragraph is this


Written by azimout

08/10/2007 at 14:36

Posted in Reference

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