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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R.I.P. Dennis Ritchie
by qroon on Thu 13th Oct 2011 16:34 UTC
qroon
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2005-10-21

UNIX and its various incarnations have been bringing the food on our table for the last 13 years.

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Thanks OSNews for making this a head line. I know that general news sites will not cover his death. But among the tech sites I visit, OSNews is the only one that made this into a head line.

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