Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Fri 15th Apr 2011 10:24 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ever since iPhoneOS (now iOS) has been released, there's an old fight going on about how multitasking should work on personal computers, and more specially what should happen to applications which are put in the background. Some advocate that they should be dipped in virtual liquid nitrogen and stop doing anything, like on iOS, which others advocate that they should continue to run in the background, like on desktop OSs. What about putting a little more flexibility in there?
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RE[2]: Comment by OSbunny
by Neolander on Fri 15th Apr 2011 14:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by OSbunny"
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And how they will schedule the tasks running on them has to be debated.

As I said, I think that even the desktop can benefit from a more subtle approach to multitasking with at least some notions of foreground and background tasks.

Laptops could last longer if they managed tasks in a power efficient way.

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