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Q: What language was windows written in? ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: What language was windows written in?
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: trent44-ga
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Posted: 29 Apr 2003 01:06 PDT
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Question ID: 196930
Me and my friend have been wondering this for ages! We really need too no.
Subject: Re: What language was windows written in?
Answered By: j_philipp-ga on 29 Apr 2003 01:27 PDT
Hello Trent44,

It's a combination of C/C++ and Assembly, according to various
sources. (Only Microsoft knows for sure, but they don't provide the
source code to their Operating System.)

The following discussion provides reasonable speculations to answer
your question:

What language is Windows written in?

Similar information can be found in technical newsgroups.

Windows applications on the other hand are written in many different
languages such as Visual C++, Visual Basic, or Java.

Hope it helps!

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Subject: Re: What language was windows written in?
From: secret901-ga on 29 Apr 2003 01:44 PDT
Here's the official word straight from the horse's mouth:
"It was written primarily in C++, with some machine language mixed in.
Most of the new code is written in C++."  --Bill Gates

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