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
58%
35%
5%
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flagFrance
58%
23%
0%
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17
flagIndia
56%
17%
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4%
23
flagthe United Kingdom
54%
19%
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11%
86
flagPoland
45%
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8%
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flagthe United States
44%
18%
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flagGermany
37%
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flagthe Netherlands
21%
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14

Gender

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