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Unix creator Dennis Ritchie dies aged 70

Discussion in 'News' started by GiddyG, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member


    Unix creator Dennis Ritchie dies aged 70

    Pioneering computer scientist Dennis Ritchie has died after a long illness.

    Mr Ritchie was one of the creators of the hugely influential Unix operating system and the equally pioneering C programming language.

    A vast number of modern technologies depend on the work he and fellow programmers did on Unix and C in the early days of the computer revolution.

    Those paying respects said he was a "titan" of the industry whose influence was largely unknown.

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    1. dales
      A sad day indeed :cry:

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