Does all operating system have Task Manager?

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  • Neil
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    hmm.. every operating system (atleast the ones that I have seen yet.. and I have seen quite a few) have a concept of a process which describes the state in which a program that is currently running in your computer.

    In that sense, pretty much every OS does give the user the ability to view the process and also how much resources it is using. So in that sense, every OS has a task/process manager

    Only each OS uses a different tool to do that and in line with the philosophy of *ix based OS-es, the tools available there do not pop up a window that lists them in the same cute form as windows does.. so you may not see a specific Task manager in other OS-es in the way you expect it to be in windows

  • 1 decade ago

    All operating systems have a program, or programs, that have the same functions of the Task Manager, but none of them are a direct copy of Task Manager.

  • 1 decade ago

    Macs have Force Quit which shows you all running apps and lets you quit one that's stopped responding.

    There's also Activity Monitor that shows you all running services and processes.

    That's what is the equivalent on the Mac OS X side.

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