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Dennis Ritchie, Creator of C Programming Language, Passed Away 725

WankerWeasel writes "The sad news of the death of another tech great has come. Dennis Ritchie, the creator of the C programming language and a key developer of the Unix operating system, has passed away. For those of us running Mac OS X, iOS, Android and many other non-Windows OS, we have him to thank. Many of those running Windows do too, as many of the applications you're using were written in C."

Submission + - RIP Dennis Ritchie (1941-2011) (

Dan Dankleton writes: It is being reported that one of the men most responsible for the shape of modern computing, Dennis Ritchie, has died at the age of 70.

Ritchie was one of the main authors of both C and UNIX, and as such his legacy and influence cannot be underestimated.

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