Doug Stewart on 7 Jul 2012 14:18:28 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Linux friendly tablet?

Here's the definitive explanation for ios background tasks:

Doug Stewart

On Jul 7, 2012, at 3:24 PM, Rich Freeman <> wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 3:21 PM, Art Alexion <> wrote:
>> Yeah, with the lack of love for iOS from many, iPads don't have this
>> problem. And the task killer is built into the OS.
> Does iOS actually multitask?  I know that it only supported that for
> certain applications in the past.  Does it now let you run an
> arbitrary number of ordinary applications at once?  If not, how do
> they handle figuring out which ones to leave running?
> I'll be the first to say that the Android design is clever.  I'm just
> not convinced that it works - and it seems to trust too much to
> well-behaved apps.  Maybe Apple's success comes from the fact that if
> they don't like how the latest Facebook update works they can just
> tell Facebook they can't distribute it.
> Rich
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