Difference between a process and a program - operating system

Difference between a process and a program

A process invokes or initiates a program. It is an instance of a program that can be multiple and running the same application.

Example:- Notepad is one program and can be opened twice.

Difference between a process and a program

- A program is a set of instructions that are to perform a designated task, where as the process is an operation which takes the given instructions and perform the manipulations as per the code, called ‘execution of instructions’. A process is entirely dependent of a ‘program’.

- A process is a module that executes modules concurrently. They are separate loadable modules. Where as the program perform the tasks directly relating to an operation of a user like word processing, executing presentation software etc.

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operating system
Program under execution or any data present in the executable memory is called a process where set of instruction stored in the memory is called program
s.keerthi 08-13-2015
difference between process and program
process is a program in execution,
program is a set of instruction that can be executed on the computer.
hope it helps
jeannette 04-21-2015
process and program
a program is a set of instruction and a passive entity.while a program in execution is a process and it is a active entity. process is a unit of work in a system.
program ia s part of process.
sonali chaudhary 02-23-2015
program
program in execution is a process
priyam 03-13-2013
Difference b/w process and program
A program is a set of instruction while process is running state of the program.
Mohd Abad 10-18-2012
Difference between a process and a program
Program is a set of instructions to perform a certain task where as process is a present instance execution of a program.Process is always dependent on execution of a program.
santhosh marikukala 07-3-2012