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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Comment by kvarbanov
by kvarbanov on Fri 15th Apr 2011 11:04 UTC
kvarbanov
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2008-06-16

Multitasking is not a problem, it's a preference. I can't imagine not listening to music, IM, browser and some other task.

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RE: Comment by kvarbanov
by nt_jerkface on Fri 15th Apr 2011 16:27 in reply to "Comment by kvarbanov"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

The issue is battery life. Limited multitasking which includes being able to play music in the background will save battery life for the typical user.

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