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The Linux Kernel: An Explanation In Layman’s Terms

Jun 04, 2014, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Danny Stieben)

There are so many Linux distributions out in the wild, but there is only one de facto thing that they have in common: the Linux kernel. But while it’s often talked about, a lot of people don’t really know exactly what it does.

Let’s take a look at what the Linux kernel really does and why it’s needed, with as few geeky terms as possible.

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