A technique for scheduling tasks to be run at specific time or on specific event.

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How does Windows processor affinity work with hyperthreaded CPUs?

How does Windows processor affinity work with hyperthreaded CPUs? Let's use an example (pictured) of a system with four cores, each with a hyper-threaded virtual core. Which cores correspond to each ...
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Windows equivalent to cron?

What's the Windows equivalent to cron, or for those of you unfamiliar with Unix, how does one schedule a program to run at regular intervals?
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User friendly way to schedule jobs in Mac OS X

Is there any easy way to schedule repeated jobs in Mac OS X? I know I could use cron, but I'm looking for a more user friendly way to do it, a GUI for schedules, something like this.
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Schedule a job from the Windows command line?

On Linux there is cron job and at job. Is there a way to schedule a job from the command line on Windows? The Task Scheduler GUI is not what I am after. I must modify a script to schedule an event ...
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Does Windows Defender update if Windows Update is set to manual?

It looks like the Windows Defender in Windows 8 won't upgrade the signatures automatically, if Windows Update is set to "Notify, but don't install the upgrades". Is my impression real? Is there is a ...
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How can I schedule a time for a song to play in Windows Media Player or iTunes?

How can I launch Windows Media Player or iTunes, playing a song, with the Windows task scheduler. I already know how to create a task and how to trigger it at a given time (launching iTunes / WMP). ...
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Is there a constraint-based scheduling/calendar application?

Is there a constraint-based scheduling/calendar application? This application would be used to coordinate multiple people's schedules. Two basic use cases: Multiple people need to schedule a time ...
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Windows stuck in reboot loop due to existing Scheduled Task

Is there a way to stop Task Scheduler on startup? I ask because I have made mistake while creating task, and now my computer shuts down after 1 min. That's not enough time to open the Task ...
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Does Win7 support scheduling system image backups?

Is there a way to schedule/automate system image backups in Windows 7 Pro? Or do I have to do it manually every time?
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How to schedule Motion detection

I've just discovered Motion and it works like a charm.. My only problem is that I'd like it to be active only during night-time, but there's no parameter for scheduling.. I think I could write a ...
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Pause all but x CPU-intensive tasks

I've got about 50 folders of data to process, and I've got a ruby script that processes a folder's files (which folder it processes is based on a .yml configuration file). And a computer with four ...
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Employee Scheduling

I need a software or simply an excel worksheet to schedule my employees. I have 16 lifeguards and 9 headguards, two of which act as coordinators one day a week. All employees cannot work more than 40 ...
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Open Source Scheduling Software?

I'm looking for scheduling software to schedule 25 people over 8 work sites. Most are FT and can work up to 40 hours a week, but some are part-time and can only work certain days of the week and up to ...
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Is there any limitation on file names under Unix?

We are using crontab to schedule jobs and it was not picking the files for processing that contain [ or ] or ¿. Is there any limitation on file names or do these characters mean something in UNIX? ...