kernel kernel  /ˈkɜr nəl/


  1. (n) the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
  2. (n) a single whole grain of a cereal
  3. (n) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience


  1. Working out of his family's apartment in Helsinki in 1991, he wrote the kernel of a new computer operating system called Linux that he posted.
  2. In politics it can sometimes ripen and harden into a tough kernel of ambition, as the unimaginable slowly becomes transformed into the attainable.
  3. Not every kernel of corn diverted to fuel will be replaced.


  1. 30 Linux Kernel Developer Work Spaces in 30 Weeks: Shuah Khan Shuah Khan is a Senior Linux Kernel Developer at Samsung's Open Source Group. She has contributed to various kernel sub-systems including the Android mainlining project, LED class drivers, IOMMU, DMA, and more.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Linux Today

  2. Linux Top 3: Linux 3.10 Gets Bigger

    Some Linux kernel releases are larger than others. Than there is Linux 3.10 Linus Torvalds released the fifth release candidate for Linux 3.10 on Saturday and he isn't impressed.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: LinuxPlanet

  3. Kinder, gentler Torvalds: Don’t make me curse at you again

    There seem to be three possibilities here: Either Linus Torvalds has been kidnapped by aliens and replaced by a doppelganger; someone is simply impersonating him on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML); or - and I know this sounds crazy -- the famously profane fellow is finally mellowing out.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Network World


  1. William F. Buckley Jr. wrote in the National Review, "One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed : Different plans have to be made. And the kernel here is the acknowledgment of defeat."
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: William F Buckley Jr Source: SmallTownPapers News Service

  2. "People have been pretty good (understatement of the year) at debunking those claims, but the fact is that part of that debunking involved searching kernel mailing list archives from 1992 etc. Not much fun," Torvalds wrote in his mailing list...
    on May 24, 2004 By: Linus Torvalds Source: InfoWorld

  3. "You have to create and imagine everything from an active imagination. And that, at its kernel, is acting," Baker says.
    on Nov 24, 2008 By: Dee Bradley Baker Source: Fresno Bee

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