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
58%
23%
0%
17%
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flagUnknown
56%
28%
12%
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32
flagthe United Kingdom
55%
18%
15%
10%
96
flagIndia
52%
20%
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8%
25
flagPoland
45%
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flagthe United States
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11%
44
flagGermany
38%
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flagthe Netherlands
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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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