Define windows process.- A process is an instance of a running application.
- Each process is allocated its own block of available RAM space.
- No process can access another process code or data.
- If the process crashes, it dies alone without taking the entire OS or a bunch of other applications down.
- It can initiate a subprocess, which is called a child process.
- A child process is a replica of the parent process and shares some of its resources, but cannot exist if the parent is terminated.
- Processes can exchange information or synchronize their operation through several methods of Interprocess Communication (IPC).