The Linux system works basically on 4 layers. First view the diagram below, which is showing the architecture of a Linux System.
- Hardware − Hardware consists of all physical devices attached to the System. For example: Hard disk drive, RAM, Motherboard, CPU etc.
- Kernel − Kernel is the core component for any (Linux) operating system which directly interacts with the hardware.
- Shell − Shell is the interface which takes input from Users and sends instructions to the Kernel, Also takes the output from Kernel and send the result back to output shell.
- Applications − These are the utility programms which runs on Shell. This can be any application like Your web browser, media player, text editor etc.