What is kernel in Linux?

  1. shwetha123 profile image71
    shwetha123posted 6 years ago

    What is kernel in Linux?

  2. monk3ybidzness profile image63
    monk3ybidznessposted 6 years ago

    the Linux kernel is the main component of the operating system. the kernel connects the application software to the hardware of a computer.

  3. Dumbledore profile image88
    Dumbledoreposted 6 years ago

    Linux was developed along the lines of UNIX and as such is proported to be a collection of useful utilities.  You install the kernal when you install Linux and the kernal contains the most basic functionality for the operating system, such as providing input/output and processing capability. 

    Linux is a multi-user network OS so after installing the kernal you add functionality by installing packages, such as a package for web server functionality.  The Linux kernal is basically the same regardless of the Linux distribution and is freely available; Linux is open source.

    The Linux kernal requires a much smaller footprint than the Microsoft Windows kernal, which contains everything under the sun whether the user needs the functionality or not.