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Overview of Linux Architecture



Overview of Linux Architecture

  • Hardware
    • Consists all peripheral devices
    • Physical devices
    • E.g RAM, HDD, Processer, motherboard etc
  • Kernel
    • Core Component
    • Directly interacts with hardware
  • Shell
    • Interface to kernel
    • Hides complexity of Kernel’s function
    • Takes command / input  from users
    • Executes function of kernels
  • Utilities
    • Provides functionalities of OS to users
    • Utilities programs runs on shells
    • Ex. Browser, media palyer etc
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