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Linux users have reason to be sad today . Dennis Ritchie died last weekend, although I have not heard until just a few minutes.
Ritchie was the head of the creation of the C programming language and one of the two parents of the Unix operating system with Ken Thompson, and therefore is a legend in the computer world .
Dennis Ritchie was born in 1941 in Bronxville (NY, USA), and graduate from Harvard with a degree in mathematics and a doctorate in physics before joining Bell Labs in 1968 .
was there that he forged the legend Ritchie the Unix operating system developed by Ken Thompson in a DEC PDP-11 computer , and both released the first version of this system in 1971. He laid the foundation and launch of many of the early concepts used in today’s operating systems, Unix and indeed has been the cornerstone of the current development of the Linux operating system and has implications for virtually all platforms available.
But it did not stop there: two years later Ritchie developed the C programming language after taking ocmo base programming language B, which had been developed by engineers at Dell. Somewhat later wrote what is probably the most famous programming book in history, “The C Programming Language”, with Brian Kernighan.
is indeed a sad day for all who now enjoy a computer that has been a little orphan .
Dennis Ritchie .