The execution of multiple software routines in pseudo-parallel. Each routine represents a separate "thread of execution" and is referred to as a task. The operating system is responsible for simulating parallelism by parceling out the processor's time
An essential part of any multitasking operating system, the kernel contains just the ?scheduler and context-switch routine.
The kernel is the part of the operating system that manages memory, controls devices, and maintains the file system.
Linux is a popular kernel used with other GNU programs to provide a free operating system.
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