What Is a Kernel in Linux and How Do You Check Your Version?

There are so many Linux distributions out in the wild, but there is only one thing that they are guaranteed to have in common: the Linux kernel. Yet while a lot of people talk about the Linux kernel, many don’t really know what it does.

Let’s take a look at Linux kernel and why it’s needed, with as few geeky terms as possible.

What Is a Kernel?

Each operating system uses a kernel. Without a kernel, you can’t have an computer that actually works. You may see and interact with a lot...

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