Several Processes at a time

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jenni.g Posts 124 Registration date Tuesday November 18, 2008 Status Member Last seen February 2, 2010 - Mar 13, 2009 at 03:21 AM
peisenmann Posts 6 Registration date Saturday March 21, 2009 Status Member Last seen March 21, 2009 - Mar 21, 2009 at 07:46 PM
Hello,

How many processes can a mac do at a time??? Of course without lagging...

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epsiman Posts 307 Registration date Tuesday November 18, 2008 Status Member Last seen February 2, 2010 163
Mar 13, 2009 at 04:15 AM
Hmmm i think it can goes to 7 seven processes at a time...
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Mar 15, 2009 at 09:19 AM
The Mac OS works differently from a windows you can have several desktop and several softwares working on each desktop i think about 7 different desktops at a time
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rossdavid Posts 185 Registration date Tuesday November 18, 2008 Status Member Last seen August 6, 2010 29
Mar 18, 2009 at 10:24 AM
The mac OS is very powerful several softwares can be process at a time, Mac is best of all OS
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peisenmann Posts 6 Registration date Saturday March 21, 2009 Status Member Last seen March 21, 2009
Mar 21, 2009 at 07:46 PM
This question really isn't answerable in it's current form. How many processes can run without lagging depends on what the processes are doing, which version of the Mac OS you have, what processes are running in the background, how much RAM you have, and the processor specs. Right now, there are currently 77 processes running on my 2 year old MacBook (1 GB RAM, 2.0 GHz processor, OS 10.5.6 Leopard) with no lag, but most of those are in the background.

A better question would probably be to compare benchmark tests against some base that you are familiar with and a Mac that you might consider buying.

XBench does a lot of Mac benchmarking and might be a good jumping off point for you to find the answers you're really looking for.
http://db.xbench.com/
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