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Offline linuxhelper

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What is kernel?
« on: January 29, 2004, 11:28:43 AM »
Please i need to know the meaning of kernel and of what strength has it from the security side of an operating system.

Offline dalek

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What is kernel?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2004, 06:08:29 PM »
The kernel is the program that loads that tells what to do and how to do it.  It contains, or points to in the case fo a module, all the driver info for drives, sound card, video card and every other part of the system.  It also takes care of the security by checking permissions.

In the windoze world, it is the same as command.com.  It is the very first part of Linux that is loaded.  No kernel, no boot.

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Offline dragoncity99

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What is kernel?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2004, 01:11:34 PM »
A simple :The kernel is the heart to an operating system.

It brings together all applications from various types such as utilities/applications that handle ur computer hardwares (printers, storage, audio.....networking hardwares) to work under a command center: the kernel.

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What is kernel?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2004, 05:39:43 PM »
for little more addon.. Linux kernel was based on UNIX kernel then it developed in an open source way and hence changed the computing world.. GREAT WORK by Linus ...

Offline bayolinux

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What is kernel?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2004, 06:44:56 PM »
The kernel is a default application that comes with an operating system (Linux), that communicates to virtually all pheriperals on computer system before its boots. Moreso, it coordinates files permision level in an operating system.

Offline syasya

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What is kernel?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2004, 05:27:51 AM »
The kernel is the core of the operating system.
It is actually the part of the operating system that interacts with the hardware.
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Offline ranjan

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What is kernel?
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2004, 06:27:14 AM »
kernel  is core of  os but  it takes the supports of  ram  and mother boad so kerner is part of a os and the core but in linux architecture ????[/code]

Offline deven_01

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Kernel
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2005, 11:26:57 AM »
Hi Dear
 What is Kernel
 The central module of an operating system
 kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task management, and disk
 management.
 It is the part of the operating system that loads first, and it remains in main memory.
 Because it stays in memory, it is important for the kernel to be as small as possible while still
 providing all the essential services required by other parts of the operating system and
 applications.
 Regards
 Linux User