what is kernel
what is kernel
- Kernel - the kernel (operating system). The kernel of the operating system (there are almost all operating systems) is a set of basic instructions for computer devices (CPU, RAM, Devices ...) about how they can and should communicate with each other, what addresses can be used, and how all these devices respond to requests from Applications from the Operating System). The kernel of the Operating System defines the version of this OSes. The source code used to build the operating system and its kernel are open information in Linux operating systems (it was created with the participation of Linus Torvaldsen at the end of the 80 at the beginning of 90-x on the basis of the open version of the UNIX operating system called MINIX). The kernel is in all versions of Windows, but it is rarely mentioned, since source codes are considered private information and few are able to independently compile the core of the advanced versions of Windows. (Especially since it is prohibited by the Copyright Law).
The word Kernel means a bone (from fruit) and is a term not only in computer technology, but also in mathematics (in different sections of mathematics the meaning of the term Kernel differs (there are in the Algerian, theory of functions, etc.), but I think that you asked exactly about the operating system kernel.
- Kernel - the core of your OS as a dynamic library (usually kernel.dll)!