Re: [stella] Some more questions

Subject: Re: [stella] Some more questions
From: Erik Mooney <emooney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 17:23:30 -0500 (EST)
> >1)  The book I'm reading did not explain this:  what is a kernal?
> It's really just a small bit of fast and tight code (cycle-counted) written for
> a sharply defined purpose.  Kernel is typically used to describe a core
> executive which manages cpu, memory, resources, etc.  In this case, it's more of
> a "graphics driver" of sorts.

I'd hardly call the Windows NT kernel "fast and tight", and hell will
freeze over before Microsoft counts cycles in it... :)

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