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Difference between time sharing and multitasking systems?

Asked by: Interview Candidate | Asked on: Jun 18th, 2006
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saivenkatesh

Answered On : Jun 23rd, 2006

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Time Sharing: in this operating system, OS assigns some time slots to each job. Here,  each job is executed according to the alloted time slots.                Job1: 0 to 5               Job2: 5 to 10               Job3: 10 to 15Multi-Tasking: in this operating system, jobs are executed in parallel by the operating system. But, we can achieve this multi-tasking through multi-ple processors (or) CPUs only.                CPU1: Job1                CPU2: Job2                CPU3: Job3

  
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shylaja

Answered On : Jul 3rd, 2006

Time sharing is a means of achieving multitasking.

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Manish Kumar

Answered On : Jul 10th, 2006

Multitasking can be achieved by Time sharing operating system. In time sharing O/S CPU time is divided into fixed small time slices and each task given this fixed duration of time. It uses the Round Robin scheudling algorithm.

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kate

Answered On : Aug 4th, 2006

  
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Y. Ranjan

Answered On : Aug 18th, 2006

There is no universally accepted difference between these two types of operating system. In some books, they are synonyms each other. And in some other books, they are considered as different types of operating systems. Time-sharing OS is a kind of multitasking OS with a short limited time slices given to each precesses whereas, in multitasking OS, there is no time slice assigned to each process. The OS switches among the processes resided in memory like when a process needs i/o operation, the OS is switched to some other process residing in the memory.

  
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Rajnish Kumar

Answered On : Dec 8th, 2006

Time Sharing: programs are executed in an interlived manner that is 1st the programs are merged together to form a single stream of instruction then given to the processos for execution.Multitasking: programs are kept seperate and cpu switches in betn the diffn processes and execute there instruction seperately. no interleaving concept is there.

  
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Deepak nehra

Answered On : Sep 18th, 2011

Multitasking can be achieved by Time sharing operating system. In time sharing O/S CPU time is divided into fixed small time slices and each task given this fixed duration of time. It uses the Round Robin scheduling algorithm.
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Shruti Garg

Answered On : Jun 19th, 2012

Multitasking is Timesharing system + Management of timesharing system. Therefore Multitasking is broader concept.

  
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