Friday, October 14, 2011

Dennis Ritchie, the co-creator of C programming language and Unix is dead

Dennis Ritchie who co-created C and UNIX and all the software systems we know now is dead at the age of 70 after battling an unknown illness for long.

The news was reported by Rob Pike a Google engineer and Former colleague of Dennis Ritchie via Google+.

Pike writes : He was a quiet and mostly private man, but he was also my friend, colleague, and collaborator, and the world has lost a truly great mind

Dennis Ritchie's profile page in Bell labs:

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Microsoft launches Windows 7.5 Mango phones in India

Microsoft launches Windows 7.5 based mobile phones in India. The OS is code named Mango. For those who think what a odd choice of name this is, consider "Ice cream sandwich" which is the code name for the next version of android 4.x devices.

The OS employs the "Metro" UI which presents information in live tiles displayed in the home screen. These tiles are live in the sense they can pull real time data as well as run processes in the background.

Currently Microsoft store has HTC Radar on sale for Rs 23,990

The OS includes various features like :