really only one program is being executed at a time

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Unformatted text preview: , music...). Really only one program is being executed at a time; the others are all paused. paused The processor on your computer is the part that is executing the program at any given time. That's why you care how fast your processor is. Operating System The main job of the operating system (OS) is OS) deciding which program gets executed at any given moment. OS calls programs like our programs call programs, functions. Other jobs: receive and handle keyboard or mouse input, display windows, handle desktop icons, decide what to read into memory off th...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course ECS 10 taught by Professor Amenta during the Fall '07 term at UC Davis.

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