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Threads vs Processes

Romi Dave

Joined: Jul 19, 2006
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Hi all,

Can someone please explain me the difference between Threads and Processes?

[ February 05, 2007: Message edited by: Romi Dave ]
Jesper de Jong
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Have a look at for example Wikipedia:

A thread in computer science is short for a thread of execution. Threads are a way for a program to split itself into two or more simultaneously (or pseudo-simultaneously) running tasks. Threads and processes differ from one operating system to another, but in general, the way that a thread is created and shares its resources is different from the way a process does.

Or do some Googling.

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