What Is The Linux Kernel?

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While we hear so much about Linux and the Linux Kernel, what exactly is the Kernel and what does it do?

In summary the Linux Kernel is the interface between the operating system and your computer hardware. It is the core of any computer allowing the operating system to control a number of different functions and is the most vital part of any operating system - without which your computer would not operate.

So what are the basic functions of the Linux Kernel?

The most basic responsibilities of the Kernel include :-

Central Processing Unit (CPU)

The Kernel will control which operations and tasks have access to the processing power of the CPU at any one time.

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