Original OSNews Interviews Archive

Interview with Chris McKillop of QNX Software Systems

Today we host an interview with Chris McKillop, software engineer of QNX Software Systems. Chris is probably the most well known QNX engineer as he is always helping out the QNX community in forums, IRC etc. In this interview we talk about the embedded space, the competition but also about the QNX Momentics 6.2.x release (preview with screenshots), a free OS to download and try out on your PC (~260 MB ISO image, ~1 GB primary partition required for installation).

Interview with Christophe de Dinechin, HP-UX Engineer

Today we host an interview with Christophe de Dinechin, Software Architect in HP-UX (Software business unit, Infrastructure Solutions). Most of you already know HP-UX, the leading "traditional" UNIX today feature-wise (second only to Solaris in Unix market-share, mostly competing with AIX). With Christophe we discuss HP-UX's competition, the other... 5 OSes HP supports with its various products, the Itanium platform and more.

Interview with Ximian’s Nat Friedman

Today we feature a 4-page interview with Nat Friedman, Co-Founder and Vice-President of Product Development at Ximian. We discuss a lot of interesting topics, ranging from Ximian's products, to Apple, to Linux on the desktop and much more. Four screenshots of the upcoming Ximian Desktop 2 are also included, so come in and have a pick! UPDATE: Eight more screenshots added! Update2: Yaay... one more screenshot for your viewing pleasure!

Focus on FreeBSD: Interview with the Core Team

Today we feature an in-depth interview with three members of FreeBSD's Core (Wes Peters, Greg Lehey and M. Warner Losh) and also a major FreeBSD developer (Scott Long). It is a long read, but we touch a number of hot issues, from the Java port to corporate backing, the Linux competition, the 5.x branch and how it stacks up against the other Unices, UFS2, the possible XFree86 fork, SCO and its Unix IP situation, even re-unification of the BSDs. If you are into (any) Unix, this interview is a must read.

Sun’s Vikas Deolaliker Reflects on Opteron/Win2k3 Launches

Today, we feature a mini Q&A with Vikas Deolaliker, Group Product Manager of the Competitive Strategy Group at Sun Microsystems. We discuss a number of issues that arise on Sun's stategy in light of the recent releases of the AMD Opteron and Microsoft Windows Server 2003. We also get a taste of Sun's position on the limited hardware support of Sun Solaris 9 on x86.

Interview with João Paredes of Chefax R&D

João Paredes is an almost-21-year-old student of Electrotecnical and Computers Engeneering at Oporto's State University for Engeneering (Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto), in Portugal. He is well known and respected in his community, known to be a visonary and a good leader. Also known to be an excelent programmer, as he's been programming computers for 16 years now (yes, since he was 5).

Interview with Jordan Hubbard of Apple and OpenDarwin

A few days ago we featured an interview with one of Fink's project leaders regarding their package management solution which breeds more Unix software to MacOSX. Today, we host an interview with Jordan Hubbard regarding the DarwinPorts, speaking for the DarwinPorts Team which a similar effort to bring more Unix software on Mac OS X. Jordan is currently working at Apple and OpenDarwin (while many will know Jordan as the FreeBSD co-founder).

Interview with Frans van Nispen of Xentronix and Sequel

OSNews hosts today a mini-interview with Frans van Nispen of Xentronix and the Sequel OS, a new BeOS-like OS which aims to continue where the BeOS technology left off as opposed to being a direct clone. Most people will know Frans from the AtariST demoscene and from his BeOS involvements. In this interview, we will query the status of Sequel (which btw, I am not part of anymore, so don't email me about it please :) and the status of Xentronix's Refraction and SampleStudio PRO.

Interview with Fink’s Project Leader Max Horn

Today, we host a mini-interview with Fink's project leader, Max Horn. The Fink project wants to bring the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X. They modify Unix software so that it compiles and runs on Mac OS X and make it available for download as a coherent distribution. Fink uses Debian tools like dpkg and apt-get to provide powerful binary package management and you can choose whether you want to download precompiled binary packages or build everything from source.