(via Dennis Ritchie, Computer-programming Pioneer, Dies)
So long, and thanks for all the command-lines Ritchie.
For those of you not total geeks like me, Dennis Ritchie created the C programming language, was on the team with created UNIX (which then became BSD, Solaris, and OS X, inspiring, along the way, the creation of MINIX and Linux) back at Bell Labs.
He also co-authored The C Programming Language, which seems like a no-brainer, given that he invented the thing, but above and beyond teaching how to program in C, it also has taught generations of hackers how to program, period. It’s one of the “gateway drug” books for learning computer programming.

(via Dennis Ritchie, Computer-programming Pioneer, Dies)

So long, and thanks for all the command-lines Ritchie.

For those of you not total geeks like me, Dennis Ritchie created the C programming language, was on the team with created UNIX (which then became BSD, Solaris, and OS X, inspiring, along the way, the creation of MINIX and Linux) back at Bell Labs.

He also co-authored The C Programming Language, which seems like a no-brainer, given that he invented the thing, but above and beyond teaching how to program in C, it also has taught generations of hackers how to program, period. It’s one of the “gateway drug” books for learning computer programming.

This is a link to the Linux Journal article about Playterm, here’s the direct link: http://www.playterm.org/

Learn Linux/UNIX command-line by watching gurus at work. This is an amazing idea, especially as I just was part of this learning process recently, teaching a fellow tech about “:x” as a shortcut for “:wq” in vim just by doing it in front of him.

Please let this mean that SCO will go away and never return to bother the *NIX community again. Novell probably should never have had to fight this suit, but I’m glad that the US Appeals Court has confirmed the rulings against SCO. Click through to get a link to read all the rulings in the case, and HT Slashdot for the link.

In case you don’t know, SCO stopped being a technology company at some point and just turned into a *NIX copyright troll. Complicating the issue was the fact that, at some point, public domain and non-profit organizations ended up with some of the patents and trademarks related to UNIX a long time ago, including X.org among them. However, certain active patents passed on to Novell when they acquired SUSE way back when (when certain big companies were “buying” open source projects and distributions, otherwise known as investing…but hey, let the tech journo’s have their way with it).

In any case, SCO’s got nowhere to go from here except to die ignominiously in the trash heap of tech companies gone horribly wrong.