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Difference between Process and Thread

Process What's Process? In computing, a process is an instance of a computer program that is being executed. It contains the program code and its current activity. Depending on the operating system (OS), a process may be made up of multiple threads of execution that execute instructions concurrently. Process states An operating system kernel that allows multi-tasking needs processes to have certain states. Names for these states are not standardised, but they have similar functionality. Orphan Process and Zombie Process Orphan process An orphan process is a computer process whose parent process has finished or terminated, though it remains running itself. In a Unix-like operating system any orphaned process will be immediately adopted by the special init system process. This operation…

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