Multitasking: Scenario 2

Scenario 2

I would consider this to be a light multitasking environment with only the bare minimum applications running in the background.  In this test NAV was not doing a virus scan, but was enabled doing its standard monitoring.  iTunes was playing MP3s and we timed the Razor Lame app encoding the same MP3s.

  1. Norton AV starts on bootup, in monitoring mode only
  2. Open Trillian
  3. Open iTunes and play 12 song playlist
  4. Open Razor Lame and add files to be encoded
  5. Encode MP3s and time

The window order, from bottom most viewable to top most was: iTunes -> Razor Lame. 

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The same base results are used from the previous scenarios here on scenario 2, as our test application remains the MP3 encoder.

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Not much changes from the base graph as the small amount of multitasking going on doesn’t affect the encoding performance more than a few seconds for anyone. 

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