Difference Between Kernel and Operating System(Tabular Form)
Difference Between Kernel and Operating System.operating system is a software package that communicates to the hardware and application.kernel is the lowest level of the operating system.
Differences between kernel and operating system comparison chart shown below.
|BASIS FOR COMPARISON||KERNEL||OPERATING SYSTEM|
|Basic||A kernel is a small and important part of the operating system.||Operating System is a system program.|
|Interface||Kernel is the interface between hardware (devices which are available in Computer) and Application software (like MS Office,Visual studio,..etc).||Operating System is an interface between user and hardware of the computer.|
|Types||Monolithic kernels and Microkernels.||Batch Operating System, Batch Operating System, Distributed Operating System, Network Operating System, Real-Time Operating System|
|Example||Linux is a Monolithic kernel and Hurd is a Microkernel.||Batch based Operating System: Payroll System, Bank Statements, etc.
Time-Sharing OSs are Multics, Unix, etc.
Distributed Operating System is- LOCUS, etc.
Network Operating System are Microsoft Windows Server 2003,2008, UNIX, Linux, Mac OS X, etc.
Real-Time Operating Systems are: Scientific experiments, medical imaging systems, industrial control systems, weapon systems, robots, air traffic control systems, etc.
|Purpose||Kernel memory management, process management, task management, disk management.||In addition to the responsibilities of Kernel, Operating System is responsible for the protection and security of the computer.|