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me sesil

Joined: Dec 19, 2003
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Considering notepad/IE or any other thing as process, What will happen if you start notepad or IE 3 times ? Where three processes are started or three threads are started?
i want to know the difference between process and threads,explain me with example
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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The important difference on most operating systems is that each process has its own address space -- its own virtual mapping of numeric memory addresses -- while multiple threads share the address space of the process they belong to. Each time you launch a program in Windows, you're getting a new process. In Java, you can create processes with the overloaded java.lang.Runtime.exec() methods.

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