internetnews.com: Q&A: Open-Source Guru Eric Raymond
Jan 31, 2004, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexander Wolfe)
"Q: Over the past decade, programmers going through school
cut their teeth on Windows. Is this still the case or are they
learning now on Linux?
"Both things are happening. The one thing that's clear is, it's
all PCs today. The minicomputers, the mainframes -- from the point
of view of the kids today, those machines might as well never have
"Q: Any other trends that you see as important?
"The switch to 64-bit [computing] is going to be a bigger deal
than I thought a few years ago. And the reason for that is, the
demand for really large address spaces is happening faster than I
thought it would..."