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Chapter 4, Problem 7RQ
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Identify and briefly describe the five basic approaches to task management employed in operating systems.

Program Plan Intro

Operating System:

  • An operating system (OS) is a set of programs which are used to control the computer’s hardware.
  • It acts an interface with application software.

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Five basic approaches of task management:

Task management can increase the amount of processing using the five approaches such as multiuser, multiprocessing, multitasking, multithreading, and real time.

  • Multiuser:
    • This approach allows more than two users to execute the programs at the same time on the same computer.
    • Some OS allows hundreds or even thousands of simultaneous users.
    • This approach performs scalability which means the capability of the computer to manage a growing number of concurrent users easily.
  • Multiprocessing:
    • This approach supports the executing a program on one or more CPU...

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