I just read that Robert Morris died at the age of 78.  Among other remarkable things, we was the father of the Unix operating system.

Unix was, and still is, an extremely powerful and versatile OS – the software that powers many financial institutions and government agencies. Mainframes serve as the big transaction-crunching machines, while Unix servers are adept at running specialized applications, often in the scientific and technical realms. Windows, in the meantime, is the choice for personal productivity applications on the desktop or laptop.

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