Computer Terminology
Definitions
The Difference Between

What is difference between multiuser and multitasking?

596061

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2016-11-21 03:46:28
2016-11-21 03:46:28

Multiuser refers to having more than 1 person able to log into the computer and each person have their own settings (bookmark, desktop, themes, etc) Multitasking is the ability of the computer to do more than 1 thing (program) at a time. There was a time when you could not surf, type in word and listen to music on your computer all at one time.

Multitasking is the ability to operate more than one program at a time. There are two types of multi-tasking as well, preemptive and cooperative. Preemptive means that each program can request the amount of resources it needs, and the operating system will take it from a program that is not using it. Cooperative means that the programs have to be designed to share resources, or whichever program is running in the foreground will get all the resources. This means that a background program, like a media player playing a song, can't play music while you are surfing a web page, unless the programs are designed to do that.

Multi-user means the operating system has clear distinctions between users. Users cannot destroy each other's files, and unprivileged users cannot make changes to the system itself, like install new software.

Single-tasking, single user - DOS, some older versions of the Mac operating system, video game consoles, etc...

Multitasking (cooperative), single user - Windows 3.1, Mac OS 9.

Multitasking (preemptive), single user - Windows 95/98/ME

Multitasking (preemptive), multi-user - Windows NT/2000/Xp/Vista, Mac OS X, Linux

1
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Related Questions

User Avatar

Cooperative multitasking is multitasking tohelp someone else, while peemative multitasking is multiaatsking for yourself.

User Avatar

It is a multitasking, multiuser opearting. It is a version of UNIX .

User Avatar

* Multiuser: A computer system the can handle more then one user at a time. Windows is not a multiuser OS. It can handle only one user at a time. * Multitasking: The ability of an OS to do more then one thing at atime. for instance, you can be downloading a large file and still use another program to do something, like write a book. * Multiprocessing: The chip in new computers is able to do more then one task at a time because there is more then one processing unit on/in the chip.

User Avatar

1.it is the parallel processing 2.complexity & consumption of time reduces

User Avatar

multitasking is doing more than two task or more. And combing task is two task

User Avatar

unix is a multiuser operating system but widows is a single user operating system.

User Avatar

multitasking: more task execute on sevaral cpumultithreading : sevaral part of one program execution

User Avatar

Multitasking is being able to do more than one thing at a time. Multiprogramming is using more than one 'language' to accomplish a task.

User Avatar

When a person is task switching, they are working on one thing at a time. If a person is multitasking, they are working on more than one thing at once.

User Avatar

Nope it's not, a multiuser OS can be used by many people, one at at time. Lets say you have one computer for the whole family to share, you can use a different login for them so they can only log into their part only after you are done with it.With a Multitasking OS you can do more then one thing at a time, like, watch a movie on your device and play a game at the same time.Here's another analogy, rub your belly and at the same time pat your head, that's multitasking.

User Avatar

Multitasking OS can run multiple processes at the same time in short periods called a time slice for each process. Miltiuser OS allows more than 1 user to use the same processor (CPU) at the same time. (not exactly the same time but it's so small)

User Avatar

Importance Of Unix-support multiuser and multitasking.-adaptability and simplicity.-flexible file system.-excellent network environment.-portable.- provide better security.

User Avatar

-> Difference between process based and thread based multitasking: 1) threads share the same address space where as process doesn't. 2) context switching between threads is usually less expensive than between processes. 3) cost of communication between threads is relatively low.

User Avatar

multi tasting is doing it with some 1 but single tasking is coin it by yrself :)

User Avatar

Preemptive multitasking is when the operating system preemptively interrupts a current task without cooperation. Cooperative multitasking is when the system must be programmed to do tasks.

User Avatar

yes it is. Linux is a multiuser OS.

User Avatar

yes windows is a multiuser OS

User Avatar

no of tasks can be done at a time is called multi tasking no of programmes can be executed in a single system is called multi programming

User Avatar

The difference between Batch System, Real Time System and Multitasking System is that they are cool and you are a gimp.

User Avatar

differences between single user single task os and single user multi task os

User Avatar

That is called multitasking.That is called multitasking.That is called multitasking.That is called multitasking.

User Avatar

yes. windows nt is a multiuser operating system

User Avatar

First of all there is difference between program and a task. There may be multiple tasks running related to one program at the same time. so if the processor is busy in multiple tasks related to one program then it is multitasking. But if the multiple tasks which the processor is executing concurrently are related to different independent programs then the concept is know as multiprogramming.

User Avatar

A multiuser computer is any computer that has a profile for more than one user stored on it.

User Avatar

Windows 1.0 is basically the same thing as 2.0 but 2.0 has more features added to it like multitasking and a better graphics card


Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.