The father of the C programming language and UNIX operating system, Dennis Ritchie )September 9, 1941 – October 8, 2011), has died in his New Jersey home on the weekend. Due to his The death of the father of almost everything in computer and internet was unnoticed by the general public.
With Ken Thompson, he used C to build UNIX operating system – the mother of Linux and Apple OS. Apple’s Mac OS and iOS both are based on UNIX. At first, Windows was also written C.
With his colleague Brian Kernighan Ritchie released the C book "The C Programming Language," considered to be the bible of C programming. He received the Turing Award in 1983 and the National Medal of Technology 1998 on April 21, 1999. Ritchie was the head of Lucent Technologies System Software Research Department when he retired in 2007.