OS - Service Vs Process


Although there are important technical distinctions between a service and a process, they are both examples of manageable elements on a computer that have a well-defined life cycle.


  • a service start a process when a computer start
  • a process can be created at any moment

You may want to start or stop a service or process, or get a list of all currently running services or processes. In other words, although a service and a process are different things, the actions we perform on a service or a process are often conceptually the same.

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