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@paresh006 • 07 Sep, 2010
What is the difference between time sharing and multi tasking???
@chetan mehra • 07 Sep, 2010 see friend in a time sharing system there is a main computer(may be the mainframe having large ammount of memory)from which several video terminals are connected by telephone wires,users working on these terminals can store to and retreive data from the main computer whenever he need it.. main computer spends a little time in one job then it attends the next job for some time and after a specified time it returns to the starting task which was left by it,this way it shares its time so it is called time sharing system... as you can see that this system can perform many tasks at a time therefore it is also called multitasking system....
@mohit4688 • 08 Sep, 2010 time sharing means one task in a time and time divides between different tasks and only one task works at a time
but in multitasking more no of tasks works at the same time.................
@anandkumarjha • 08 Sep, 2010 As far as time sharing systems are concerned they performe tasks provided to them one at a time and then move to another and if the first task is not completed due to any reason then it moves back to the firat only after completing another tasks but this is not the case with multitasking as they can performe many tasks at a time
@anandkumarjha • 08 Sep, 2010 Although there is not a big difference between time-sharing os and multi-tasking
os.some books consider them synonyms of each other but some books explains the difference between them.
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.
@paresh006 • 08 Sep, 2010 thanks anand...good explanation
@paresh006 • 08 Sep, 2010 thanks anand...good explanation
@BCA_GIRL • 08 Sep, 2010 Multitasking: Multitasking is a method of running several jobs at a time, now jobs can be either in the form of programs, processes, threads, user performing multitaking(playing songs, working on word processor etc.) at a time in single pc only etc. The main idea behind to do so is better CPU Utilization.Several jobs are kept in the memory at a time such that when CPU is busy in execution of one job or task then OS switches over to other job and make it ready to get its next turn for execution by CPU. In this CPU is used efficiently.
Time Sharing: Time sharing is sharing of a computer resource among many users by means of Multiprogramming and Multitasking.In Time sharing severalsystems(called as dumbed servers having only computer peripherals-no CPU they have) are attached to a single dedicated server having own CPU. Dumbed servers share the CPU of dedicated server as they don't have their own CPUs. Every action or command in Time sharing operating systems is so short that very short span of CPU time is assigned for each user and thus the users at dumbed systems have an impression that their have their own CPU though th fact is they hare the CPU of dedicated server. Such short periods of time is called as Time-slots or Time-slices or Time-quantum.
@paresh006 • 08 Sep, 2010
BCA_GIRL
Multitasking: Multitasking is a method of running several jobs at a time, now jobs can be either in the form of programs, processes, threads, user performing multitaking(playing songs, working on word processor etc.) at a time in single pc only etc. The main idea behind to do so is better CPU Utilization.Several jobs are kept in the memory at a time such that when CPU is busy in execution of one job or task then OS switches over to other job and make it ready to get its next turn for execution by CPU. In this CPU is used efficiently.
Time Sharing: Time sharing is sharing of a computer resource among many users by means of Multiprogramming and Multitasking.In Time sharing severalsystems(called as dumbed servers having only computer peripherals-no CPU they have) are attached to a single dedicated server having own CPU. Dumbed servers share the CPU of dedicated server as they don't have their own CPUs. Every action or command in Time sharing operating systems is so short that very short span of CPU time is assigned for each user and thus the users at dumbed systems have an impression that their have their own CPU though th fact is they hare the CPU of dedicated server. Such short periods of time is called as Time-slots or Time-slices or Time-quantum.
good reply..thanks😀
@supriya VN gowda • 27 Feb, 2020

Time sharing is where all the systems are connected to a single system known as mainframe and at a time only one task executes and while one task is running other programs should wait in a queue. 

In multitasking many tasks(programs, processes, threads) simultaneously run at the same time. 

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