Change kernel = different OS?

Is change kernel in the control panel the same as changing the droplet from one OS to another?

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What Pablo said. Keep in mind that you cannot use an e.g. CentOS kernel on an Ubuntu droplet.

I can be. It also allows you to change from one version of an OS to another version of that same OS, e.g. changing from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 13.10.