Dennis Ritchie, Creator of Unix and C, Dies at 70

Dennis Ritchie, Creator of Unix and C, Dies at 70

“One of the most influential figures in the history of computing, Dennis Ritchie, has passed away at the age of 70 after a long illness.

Ritchie is credited with creating the programming language C, one of the most widely used and influential languages today. He was also one of the creators of operating system UNIX, whose variants — most notably Linux and OS X — are also widely used today.”

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