Components of Linux System. Linux-Operating System is one of the standard version of the UNIX Operating System. It is open source because its source code is freely available and it is free to use. Linux was designed considering UNIX compatibility. And its functionality is quite comparable to that of UNIX.

Linux OS has mainly three components

The kernel is the essential part of Linux. It is accountable for all main activities of this operating system. It is containing various modules. And it interacts directly with the fundamental hardware. Kernel delivers the required abstraction to hide low-level hardware details to application programs or system.

System-libraries are exceptional functions or programs using which system utilities. Or application programs access Kernel’s features. These libraries implement most of the functionalities of the operating system. And do not involve the kernel module’s code access rights.

System-Utility programs are accountable to do particular, individual level tasks.