Joined: July 2006
||Posted: Mar. 22 2008,01:08
bootlocal would be better for root non-X startup, and afaik user scripts are to be placed in a login shell script.
And so your assuming of not running X would be correct.
Backgrounding with a & is valid in any script as it is part of the shell.
Not sure what you mean by multitasking.
Afaik most OS's are built around a central kernel. Windows (NT) does this as well but has some kind of mixed/hybrid kernel of which details I don't know but you could look up. Afaik earlier Windows contained applications built upon DOS.