Asked in Computer Programming, Linux, Unix
What is the name of kernel in Unix Linux and Windows Vista?
As Unix isn't any particular operating system, there is no distinct name for the kernel. Different versions of Unix may have vastly different kernel structures. The Linux kernel is called, well, the Linux kernel. The Vista kernel is a continuation of the "NT kernel" designed for Windows NT 3.1. ...
Asked in Linux
What is a valid reason to update your Linux kernel?
if your kernel is out of date then you could be missing out on features that are available in the new kernel ...
Asked in Computer Terminology
What are different types of kernel?
Basically, there are three types of kernel: - Monolithic Kernel- Micro Kernel- ExoKernel Monolithic:As the name itself suggests, the kernel has every services like, FS Management, MM, Process Management, etc. in the kernel space. It does not run as a separate process. So, as you guess, there is no context switching, when you ask for a service. But, the probability of a monolithic kernel getting struck is more. Because, if there is a bug in the kernel itself, nothing can rescue it. Linux...
Are kernel and colonel synonyms antonyms or homophones?
Kernel and Colonel are Homophones.
Asked in Computer Terminology, Operating Systems
What is the difference between a monolithic kernel and a microkernel?
Monolithic kernel has simple design. Monolithic kernel is a single large processes running entirely in a single address space. It is a single static binariy file. All kernel services exist and execute in kernel address space. The kernel can invoke functions directly. The examples of monolithic kernel based OSs are Linux, Unix. In Microkernels, the kernel is broken down into separate processes, known as servers. Some of the servers run in kernel space and some run in user-space. All servers are kept separate...
Asked in Linux
What do you mean by kernel?
The word kernel comes from an onion. Where the innermost part of the onion is called a kernel. Similar analogy is applied here. The innermost crucial part of an operating system is called as the kernel, while the shell(bash) is the part which covers the kernel so as to hide its complexities. ...
Asked in Windows XP, Windows 95, The Difference Between
What are the differences between Windows 95 and Windows XP?
The biggest difference between WIN95 & WINXP is the kernel each OS is based on. WIN 95 was based on the WIN95 kernel, a limited resource kernel. WINXP is based on the WINNT kernel, a more robust, unlimited resource kernel. ...