In what programming language was the Linux kernel written?

C
basic
pascal
fortran
The Linux kernel is the most im­por­tant part of Linux op­er­at­ing system, written by Linus Torvalds in 1991. Most of its code is written in C, with some GCC ex­ten­sion­s.

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flagUnknown
59%
27%
9%
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flagFrance
58%
23%
0%
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17
flagthe United Kingdom
56%
19%
13%
11%
89
flagIndia
52%
20%
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8%
25
flagPoland
45%
23%
21%
8%
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flagthe United States
43%
18%
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44
flagGermany
39%
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18%
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flagthe Netherlands
20%
53%
13%
13%
15

Gender

men43%
women35%
C
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basic
27%
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pascal
20%
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fortran
8%
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