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: Comment by olafg
by Radio on Fri 15th Apr 2011 13:41 UTC in reply to "Comment by olafg"
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Actually multitasking cause a drop in productivity
What if I monotask with several applications at once?

I may need to have an IM chat while looking at old emails and a spreadsheet. Is my productivity better by forcing me to go back to the home screen every friggin time and displaying only one window?

(On small screens such as the iPhone's, ok, but on the iPad...)

Anyway, from the same author:
Gruber et al. may laugh, but the more I think about it, the more I wonder if the iPhone and iPad fad is more than a bubble... Wild expectations, meh products accepted without much criticism and everybody racing like lemmings to THE FUTURE...

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