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
63%
27%
0%
9%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
57%
18%
15%
8%
71
flagIndia
57%
19%
19%
4%
21
flagPoland
46%
23%
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8%
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flagthe United States
45%
20%
25%
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40
flagGermany
40%
30%
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10%
30
flagthe Netherlands
23%
46%
15%
15%
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men44%
women35%
C
45%
36%
basic
27%
30%
pascal
20%
24%
fortran
7%
7%

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