NewsForge: 2.4 kernel: Contributor Aivazian embraces change in life and Linux

“Tigran Aivazian has been senior Linux-kernel architect for
VERITAS Software Ltd., since February 2000. All his work is GPL. He
maintains the BFS file system, the IA32 microcode update driver and
has written this Linux Kernel Internals tutorial, but is most proud
of the countless patches (and more patches) he has so far

“Impressive, considering he didn’t start out as a hacker. He
went to Yerevan State University in Armenia to study theoretical
physics. He became interested in programming only after he
discovered how useful it was in solving isotonic equations. The
university let him take computer science on as a dual major after
his professors felt he sufficiently demonstrated his exceptional
academic prowess….”

“That’s what attracts me to theoretical physics and to Linux.
You can spend your whole life on it and still no end. You will not
behold the truth and say ‘this is the truth.’ The Linux kernel
reminds me of the complexity of the universe because it is
infinitely complex, it is always changing. As you learn, you


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