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You guys seem to be talking about Microsoft Windows, which isn't my area of expertise (sorry).

However, I was always told that more recent versions of Microsoft Windows used something called "pre-emptive multi-tasking".

This, I was told, is different to the sort of multi-tasking that RISC OS uses.

Not just a little bit different, no.

Whilst RISC OS multi-tasking could mean that the whole computer locked up quite often, proper pre-emptive multi-tasking (as implemented in Windows NT, XP and 2000, and maybe in 95 and 98) would mean that all applications would still allow a responsive system overall.

What went wrong with these "pre-emptive" Windows versions?:

If it didn't work right, why are people still asking for this technology under RISC OS?

dgs

 is a RISC OS Userdgs on 2/6/04 10:35PM
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