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What is the name of the kernel that Windows use? (Don't tell me it uses "Windows Kernel")

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Windows NT (padding). – soandos Jun 24 '12 at 2:32
Ok. So... you don't understand that there are multiple different distributions of Linux, of which Ubuntu is only one. This is why Ubuntu uses a linux kernel. It is based on linux. Windows is based on it's own proprietary system, that no other OS uses. So, although you don't want to hear that Windows uses the Windows Kernel... that's what it uses. No other OS uses the Windows Kernel, because Windows does not license any other OS to do so. – Bon Gart Jun 24 '12 at 2:38
I know what a Linux Distribution is. I just want to know the name of the kernel that Windows use. – Emerson Jun 24 '12 at 2:39
@EmersonHsieh By the way, Mac OS X uses the XNU kernel. – iglvzx Jun 24 '12 at 2:52
Ah. Because asking what the name of the Windows Kernel file is, is a very different question than the one you actually asked. Notice, you didn't actually get the answer you wanted until you explained yourself here. – Bon Gart Jun 24 '12 at 2:55

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The kernel file itself is ntoskrnl.exe

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