Task (computing)

  • One or a task ( German: task) is the operating system Microsoft Windows a process. In this context, ie task is equated with the process. This is the most common meaning of " task ".
  • Sometimes a task is viewed as a sub, then is a synonym for thread.
  • Sometimes, the terms multitasking and task switching are sometimes based not only on processes, but (incorrectly) on threads instead of correctly speak of multithreading and thread switch. Then sometimes the task is seen as a generic term for process and thread.
  • Operating system theory
  • Parallel processing