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[5]: Comment by OSbunny
by Neolander on Fri 15th Apr 2011 17:13 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by OSbunny"
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Hum... I considered something like my phones where you have one hardware button for killing apps and another hardware button for leaving it in the background, but indeed this should be emulated in software when it's not available.

You're also right that the ability to override default app settings should be available for power users, at least on larger form factors. Something like unices' nice or windows' file properties...

Edited 2011-04-15 17:19 UTC

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