ca you tell the difference between these two terms?

India
May 22, 2009 10:51pm CST
what is the difference between multitasking and multiprocessing in computer terminology?can someone help out?
2 responses
• India
23 May 09
Multitasking means running multiple tasks by single program or running multiple programs on same machine. Multiprocessing means running one application by multiple processor or CPUs. you can say that one machine/system have multiple processor to run same or different applications. For detail check aikadajiba.blogspot.com/2009/05/difference-between-multitasking-and.html
@pratik87 (1928)
• India
23 May 09
The difference between multitasking and multiprocessing is simple to understand once it's explained to you. Multitasking uses one task for every program, while multiprocessing can use more than one "task" (these are known as threads) for any one program. This allows programs to work faster in some cases, such as when a computer has more than one processor.