Linux UK: Interview with Alan Cox

“Wannabe kernel hackers…here is your

“I’d always wanted a Unix system but even Minix was out of my
price range. I’d spent some time adding unixlike stuff to the Amiga
I had but wasnt bold enough to write an entire new OS. When Linux
0.11 & 386BSD were announced I ordered a 386 box.”

“How much time on average a day do you spend hacking?”

“That varies – normally 8-9 hours a day but sometimes something
is almost working, and you’ve nearly pinned down the bug and then
its 6am.”


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