14 februarie 2007 17:18hi i'm a electronics and communication engineering student. can any one give me the real meaning of kernel? why it is used?
15 februarie 2007 20:55
Try looking here:
Or read the book "Operating System Concepts" by Silberschatz, Galvin, and Gagne.
19 februarie 2007 20:57
murali parimi wrote: hi i'm a electronics and communication engineering student. can any one give me the real meaning of kernel? why it is used?
In modern OSs kernel is used to virtualize resources. For example, in Windows a thread virtualizes a CPU and a process virtualizes memory and IO space.
21 februarie 2007 12:15The computer is made up of hardware and software. Operating system is a system software which runs your apps like excel,word,etc. This operating system uses a program to interface with hardware peripherials and the BIOS. This program is known as kernel. The kernel takes command from the operating system and issues them in the form of control signals and instructions to BIOS to perform all the operations.
21 martie 2007 09:29kernel is said to be the heart of an operating system..
it interprets the commands given by the user and initiates the hardware of the system...