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||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 the user and the 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.||
|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.|