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  • I hear this thing a lot and would really like to know...

    "What is Kernel of an OS ??"

    Saturday, March 17, 2007 5:52 PM

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  • kernel is the main core of any OS. it's very small in size and all additional features are built around it.

    the function of kernel is just to provide basic services such as handling files, devices etc. but the tools that you see such as print manager, windows explorer, media players, etc. all use the basic services of kernel to work.

    the kernels are so small that the basic kernel can even be copied on a floppy disk (talking about linux kernel).

    any os changes when kernel changes.

    Saturday, March 17, 2007 5:59 PM
  • kernel is the part of the OS which remains in the main memory all the time. It is responsible for scheduling/error handling/interrupt etc and all the OS features. The procedures are handled and respective execution codes are called form external storage devices.
    Tuesday, March 27, 2007 7:02 PM