What does kernel mean

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  1. pmk010
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    I don't understand what kernel is and what is the diffference between kernel and firmware?
     
  2. Dter ic

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    lots of r4 clones mix uo the terms between kernal and firmware..

    basically a kernel (in basic computer terms) is the core of the OS that make it do it's thing (file management running roms ect

    a firmware is like a bios of a computer which controls how it starts up
     
  3. Rydian

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    The "kernel" is the OS/Software, often.
     
  4. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    Kernel is software that the card runs.
    AKAIO, Wood, Sakura and the files you put onto your microSD are the kernel.

    Firmware is what is on the DS/DSi and can be updated (except for on the DS).
    It is also the update for cards that allows them to be run on DSi/3DS.
     
  5. tagzard

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    thats pretty much it
     
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    Thanks for telling everyone that the previous three people were all right -_-"...
     
  7. Terminator02

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    Somewhere near monkat
    actually im pretty sure it was just the last 2
     
  8. pmk010
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    To your right ->
    Thanks