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What are the differences of the time sharing and multiprogramming?

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2006-12-14 22:13:21

Time-sharing is an approach to interactive computing in which a

single computer is used to provide apparently simultaneous

interactive general-purpose computing to multiple users by sharing

processor time. So basically, time sharing is for multi-user

computer systems. Multiprogramming is A form of processing in which

a computer holds more than one program in memory and works on them

in round-robin fashion that is, by sharing out the processor's time

so that each program receives some attention some of the time. This

way of working is in contrast to using the processor to run one

program at a time.


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