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  1. #1

    What is ubuntu written in?


    What language is used to write the basics of the ubuntu OS?
    I know that you can use phython and such to write programs for linux but what do you use to write OSs?
    Sorry for this stupid/simple question.

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    Hi,

    It's a not common question, but never stupid

    All linux distributions uses (almost) the same kernel (in the matter of fact, linux is the kernel, and the OS is the kernel + GNU applications)... the kernel is written majority in C, and some parts in assembler language (low level layers).

    Base applications are written almot all in C language, but many in scripting languages such as bash script, perl, python and others.

    Desktop applications and environments are written in C++ (such as KDE), C and other languages... with many tools and programs in many many other languages... this is one of the best parts of GNU world: diversity

    Hugo
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    Thanks a bunch. I already know a little C++.

    Cheers!

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