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LinuxEmu: Interview with Niels Wagenaar

Sep 30, 2003, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"If I had to make a top list covering the 5 most important people in the Linux-emulation scene, Niels Wagenaar would absolutely be one of them. He has given us multiple reasons for not boot into Windows, as he brought descent 'NeoGeo Pocket,' 'Gameboy Advance,' 'Atari Lynx,' 'Wonderswan Color' and 'Atari Jaguar' emulation to Linux...

"LinuxEmu: How and why did you learn to program?

"Niels: I learned programming on my trusty old Atari 600XL in 1988 with Basic and Assembly. In 1990 I got myself an Atari ST 1040STF with GFA Basic to extend my knowledge on programming (and this is where I learned about Emulation). It was in 1994 when I got my first P.C. and I began working on extending my programming skils with C (using Borland's compiler). Now I still use C, the only difference is I use the free GNU C compiler (GCC) and I rely heavily on SDL. I wanted to program so I could write my own programs and extend my knowledge on computers. Later on I just wanted to program emulators but just didn't have the know how..."

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