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Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
A glossary of computer and Internet terms with definitions that are easy to understand.
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Kernal is a term that is normally only used by computer experts and refers to the base layer of a computers operating system. Operating systems are created in layers with each layer being responsible for a certain function such as disk access. The kernal is responsible for memory management and hardware-software interaction, the better the kernal of a computer, the better the computer.