background program


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background program

[′bak‚grau̇nd ′prō·grəm]
(computer science)
A computer program that has low priority in a multiprogramming system.
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If we compare Christian mission to a booted-up computer, one of today's most active background programs consists of precolonial heritages passed down to postcolonized Christians.
He found that performance for everyday tasks is improved, as unnecessary features such as the side bar are now disabled by default and the system runs fewer background programs.
Background programs, such as polling and messaging, should run as Windows NT "services." Use of services is essential to the optimal performance of an enterprise-class system; a user logging out of an NT-based system will not disable these services.
As more and more property management companies adopt criminal background programs, a new challenge emerges.
Any background programs that pop up upon pressing a designated hot key.
Actual Performance: Before any of the background programs were run, a single workstation took 20.7 seconss to complete the senario--13.30 seconds to load WordPerfect from the server, 2.90 secons to load a 50K file from the server, and 4.50 seconds to save the 50K file on the server.
The task of loading WordPerfect seemed to be the most difficult task for the background programs to represent, while they appeared to more closely simulate the file loading and saving activities.
"Corporate Screening is proud to include the integration with Typhon Group into our suite of partnership integrations, providing our clients the opportunity to integrate their background programs with student tracking experts that can best meet their unique needs," added Jaye.