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background program

In addition to running application programs, computers also run various programs in the background, the background programs.

Background programs support the user in certain tasks without the user being consciously aware of it. Since the background programs run processes that are not indirectly related to the application program, they are assigned a low priority during multitasking. This means that they can be interrupted at any time when foreground programs with higher priority need processor time.

Englisch: background program
Updated at: 06.10.2006
#Words: 75
Links: indium (In), application (app), user, application program, priority
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