HOW IS THE WORLD POWERED BY C?
WORLD POWERED BY C
C programming language continues to empower the world even after prevalence of higher-level languages. Let's have a look at some of the widely used systems that are programmed in the C language.
Microsoft’s Windows kernel is developed mostly in C. The world’s most used operating system, with about 90 percent of the market share, has been powered by a kernel written in C.
Linux is also written mostly in C. About 97 percent of the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputers run the Linux kernel.
Mac computers are also powered by C, since the OS X kernel is written mostly in C. Every program and driver in a Mac are running on a C-powered kernel.
iOS, Android and Windows Phone kernels are written in C. They are adaptations of existing Mac OS, Linux and Windows kernels. So, your smartphones are also running on a C kernel.
The world’s most popular databases, including Oracle Database, MySQL, MS SQL Server, and PostgreSQL, are coded in C.
3D movies are created with applications that are generally written in C and C++. These applications need to be efficient and fast, since they handle a huge amount of data.
C is the most widely used embedded programming language, with compilers available for almost every microprocessor, microcontroller, and processor core on the market.
The world is running on C-powered devices. These devices are used every day by us. C is still unsurpassed when performance is the priority. Learn More!