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Operating System

Today, my friends were discussing how the kernel is related to the operating system. I learnt something new about it and thought I would share with you. So here goes…

An Operating System is something that controls the functioning of the hardware of the system and at the same time serves the applications designed by the users.

A kernel is a very important part of an operating system. Its basic function is to manage the hardware and software of the system. It is something that connects that processes taking place at the hardware level and the Applications.

Applications are a set of statements that are specified to perform certain set of duties. An application is that which that helps you perform a certain set of activities.Thus, it is different from an operating system(that runs a system) and a programming language is kind of duties.

The hardware, the operating system, the kernel and the applications are related as follows :

Relation between the OS, kernel, hardware and applications