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Introduction to GNU/Linux
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Linux Kernel

Kernel of an operating system

An operating system is a complex system, made up of a large number of components, or software layers. Ideally, these components are independant from each other, so that the large complex system becomes a set of smaller and more simple components.

The kernel of an operating system is its core component ; or its bottom layer, the interface with hardware.

The Linux kernel:

Version numbers:

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