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 is a small and important part of the operating system.
|Operating System is a system program.
|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 the user and the hardware of the computer.
|Monolithic kernels and Microkernels.
|Batch Operating System, Batch Operating System, Distributed Operating System, Network Operating System, Real-Time Operating System
|Linux is a Monolithic kernel and Hurd is a Microkernel.
|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.