Linked by David Adams on Thu 15th Oct 2009 18:00 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews In the past, OSNews' interview volume was quite a bit higher than it has been lately. I had the pleasure of having lunch with Eugenia and her husband last week, and she mentioned that we haven't done as many interviews, and that in the past they were always very popular. So I decided that I'm going to make it a personal priority to publish more interviews. I'd like to crowdsource the idea, and ask the OSNews community who they'd like to see us interview. Please let us know in the comments of this story who you'd like us to talk to, and what specific questions you'd like us to ask. Shoot for the moon. It's not as hard to get an email-based interview as you might think. Obviously OS-world luminaries will always be a priority, but feel free to recommend people from the larger tech community, or even geek-oriented popular culture.
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Dave Cutler
by Wondercool on Thu 15th Oct 2009 18:42 UTC
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He must be a hero of yours too?

Loads of questions you could ask him

- WNT and VMS (ROT1 encryption!) was that deliberate?
- How much of the internal of VMS and NT are the same?
- How difficult would it be to add a new CPU architecture again to NT, as it used to support MIPS and Dec Alfa in the past too.
- Is it true that you coded a major OS extension over the weekend while other people thought it would take a year? (can't find the quote unfortunately)
- Differences in coding then and now.

I would prefer a general chat about the software discipline, not that interested in Azure (he is working on that now), but i guess that would be a very long interview, maybe an idea for the podcast to interview people 'from the field' in the podcast?

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