A process is the unit of work in a system. A system consists of a collection of processes, some of which are operating-system processes (those that execute system code) and the rest of which are user processes (those that execute user code). All these processes can potentially execute concurrently—by multiplexing on a single CPU, for example.
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- from Operating System Concepts Essentials, Second Edition
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
- Released: November 2013
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