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> R.I.P. Dennis Ritchie
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post Oct 13 2011, 11:03 AM
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Dennis Ritchie co-creator of Unix and founder of the programming language C died recently. He had a huge influence on the programming world and influenced many other programming languages as well. Because of his invention of C, he became an important pioneer in modern computing. The C language is still used widely in application and operating system development. Ritchie contributed a huge amount to technology, but because he wasn't as widely known as a certain Apple founder, you may have a hard time finding too many news stories about his death.


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post Oct 13 2011, 11:32 AM
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QUOTE(harum-scarum @ Oct 13 2011, 12:03 PM) *
Dennis Ritchie co-creator of Unix and founder of the programming language C died recently. He had a huge influence on the programming world and influenced many other programming languages as well. Because of his invention of C, he became an important pioneer in modern computing. The C language is still used widely in application and operating system development. Ritchie contributed a huge amount to technology, but because he wasn't as widely known as a certain Apple founder, you may have a hard time finding too many news stories about his death.



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post Oct 13 2011, 12:51 PM
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The "C:\" in the demotivator isn't the "C" for the computer language C (or any of the later version of C; C+, C++). Bill Gates created the DOS operating system and that is what the demotivator is showing a picture of. The "C:\" in the picture denotes that the user is currently working on his C Drive (the Harddrive or HDD in the computer). The "C:\" in the picture is what those of us that are familiar with the DOS operating system would call the "C prompt".


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post Oct 13 2011, 03:17 PM
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QUOTE(Sovolis @ Oct 13 2011, 01:51 PM) *
The "C:\" in the demotivator isn't the "C" for the computer language C (or any of the later version of C; C+, C++). Bill Gates created the DOS operating system and that is what the demotivator is showing a picture of. The "C:\" in the picture denotes that the user is currently working on his C Drive (the Harddrive or HDD in the computer). The "C:\" in the picture is what those of us that are familiar with the DOS operating system would call the "C prompt".


I remember learning DOS back in 1988. You had to memorize the commands. The only one I can remember is C:list. As I recall, the HUGE NO-NO was C:delete. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.....!


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post Oct 13 2011, 03:25 PM
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QUOTE(Maw @ Oct 13 2011, 03:17 PM) *
I remember learning DOS back in 1988. You had to memorize the commands. The only one I can remember is C:list. As I recall, the HUGE NO-NO was C:delete. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.....!


Nothing like deleting your entire harddrive... laugh.gif

Another useful command was "C:\dir". Very similar to "C:\list".


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