What is the difference between kernel and shell?

by Dan Trevor
(Kenya)

The Shell is a program which allows the user to access the computer system and it act as an interface between the user and the computer system.


It acts as an interface between the user and the kernel

The Kernel is the only way through which the programs (all programs including shell) can access the hardware.

It’s a layer between the application programs and hardware.

It is the core of most of the operating systems and manages everything including the communication between the hardware and software.

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