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ker·nel

(ker'nĕl),
The central portion of the software expression of a mathematical algorithm, as in computed tomography.
[O.E. cyrnel, a little corn]
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Current VxD drivers work in both Windows 95 and Windows 98, but VxD is not compatible between Windows 95 and Windows NT.
A "Virtual Device Driver" (VxD) performs the same job on Windows as a TSR does under DOS: it is able to monitor the entire system and intercept, or "hook," certain system functions; in other words, it receives notification when a file is about to be opened or executed or other operations are about to take place.
Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG), which provides System-on-Chip Intellectual Property (SoC IP), reported on 2 April that its POWERVR SGX graphics and POWERVR VXD multi-standard HD video technologies are included in Intel's Centrino Atom processor technology, as part of the Intel System Controller Hub.