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Multitasking means that the PC or one of its components handles more than one task at a time. As an example, in Windows 95/98 you can print and receive data from your modem simultaneously. That is a form of multitasking.

However, Windows 95/98 does not perform the "genuine" multitasking, which OS/2, Windows NT, and Linux does. Here the processor(s) takes care of many tasks simultanously and completely independent of each others.

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