Month: August 2009

Introduction to Linux Kernel

The Linux or the unix kernel is just developed under the microkernel architecture… The Microkernel provides only the necessary minimum of functionality (inter process communication and the memory management) and can be accordingly be implemented in a small and compact form. Building on this microkernel, the remaining functions of the operating system are relocated to …

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Characteristics of Linux

Linux is Multiuser – allows number of users to work with the system at the same time Multitasking – supports true preemptive multitasking. All processes independently of each other. Multiprocessing – from kernel Version2.0 onwards, linux supports multiprocessor architectures. Applications are distributed across several processors. Architecture Independent – runs almost on all platform that are …

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