Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Oct 2011 00:28 UTC
General Unix Twitter is currently buzzing about the death of Dennis Ritchie, the visionary creator of UNIX and C, among other things. We hope it's just a false rumor. Story developing, we will be updating. Update: Unfortunately, it seems to be confirmed. Rob Pike, co-creator of the Plan 9 and Inferno OSes, who has worked with Ritchie in the past, and he's currently working for Google's GO language, posted this.
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RE[5]: horrible to hear
by No it isnt on Thu 13th Oct 2011 09:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: horrible to hear"
No it isnt
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I think it would be fair to say that without Unix, no Next and no Next no OS X, and without OS X, the iPod (Classic, not Touch) would now be Apple's main product.

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