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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flagFrance
70%
30%
0%
0%
10
flagthe United Kingdom
62%
17%
12%
7%
64
flagIndia
60%
20%
15%
5%
20
flagGermany
48%
20%
20%
12%
25
flagthe United States
46%
17%
25%
10%
39
flagPoland
46%
23%
21%
8%
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flagthe Netherlands
30%
50%
10%
10%
10

Gender

men44%
women36%
C
44%
37%
basic
27%
31%
pascal
20%
25%
fortran
7%
6%

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