What Is A Kernel?

The kernel is the core of a computer operating system that manages the rest of the operating system.

The kernel is one of the first things to start up when you power on your computer, whether it’s running off Windows, Linux, or MacOS. It is a highly efficient base layer upon which all the rest operates. So the more layers you have, the slower the program that you’re using will run.

Continue Reading: Kernel Acceleration Module Explained

Subscribe to our newsletter

Stay up to date with our latest definitions as well as exclusive invites, helpful tips and other Business VPN related materials.