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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 existed.

"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..."

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