What does kernel mean

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Apr 11, 2011

What does kernel mean by pmk010 at 7:09 PM (994 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. pmk010
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    I don't understand what kernel is and what is the diffference between kernel and firmware?
     
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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
     
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    http://gbatemp.net/t278137-ds-dsi-hacking-f-a-q
    The "kernel" is the OS/Software, often.
     
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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.
     
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    thats pretty much it
     
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    Thanks for telling everyone that the previous three people were all right -_-"...
     
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    actually im pretty sure it was just the last 2
     
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