Interviews

Interview with VMware co-founder Mendel Rosenblum

At the third and by far the biggest VMware's annual VMworld convention last week, we grabbed the chance to speak to the company's virtualisation visionary and co-founder, Mendel Rosenblum. Where does he see the company taking this fast-evolving technology?

RHEL 5: What's coming

I was fortunate to do a Q&A session today with Scott Crenshaw, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product. We talked about a range of things related to the early 2007 release of RHEL 5: product features, competition with Oracle and Novell, and other things.

developerWorks Interviews: Jon "Maddog" Hall

Jon Hall, president of Linux International, is a passionate spokesman for the open source community and ideal. In this two-part interview, he speaks at length on the progress and challenges for open source, and on the need to recapture a purer vision of education.

SlashGear Exclusive - Interview with GeeXboX

Can you think of a media centre OS that requires no installation, is in many cases plug’n'play, and can be used as simply as dropping a CD into an otherwise bog-standard PC? Having trouble? Well, welcome to the world of GeeXboX.

Interview with Bernard Leach (iPodLinux)

Nowadays, having an iPod is like having a car. Everybody has one. You can see them on the street: those cute little white headphones, mouth muttering the words of a song, head moving on the rythm of the tune. But who sais iPods are stuck with proprietary firmware? The iPodLinux Project is offering an alternative: run Linux on your iPod. Run games, movies on a Nano or turn older generation iPods into... something more. Let's take a look at what iPodLinux can do and what the main developer (Bernard Leach) has to say in this interview.

Interview with Mandriva Developers

Mandriva Linux, once the most popular desktop GNU/Linux distribution, still enjoys an enthusiastic following and a positive cashflow, and has settled into the niche it established in 1999: a technologically advanced operating system that's easy to install, configure, and use without dumbing everything down. Last year's merger with Conectiva and Lycoris more than doubled the size of the company, bringing together hundreds of dedicated and experienced employees to further challenge the Red Hat and Novell desktop GNU/Linux stalwarts. Below are interviews with three of those everyday people who make Mandriva Linux and its surrounding community great.

What Is Free Software? A Reply From The Source

A few days ago I had the honour of hosting in my Rome apartment, freedom activist and hacker Richard Stallman, a near-like mythological figure in the world of computing, hacking and a pioneer figure in supporting free software as a political weapon.

Interview with the developer of Pixel (Photoshop-like app)

Pixel (formerly Pixel32) is an image editing program, similar to Photoshop or Gimp, that runs on a large variety of platforms: Linux, FreeBSD, Zeta, OS X, SkyOS and more. In an 8 year period, it has grown to become a very pleasant-looking and usefull application. It currently supports a large variety of formats, and though it is not open-source, we consider it to be a must-have for every Linux user. Unlike Gimp, it has support for CMYK and uses it's own GUI toolkit called eLiquid. Pixel can work with PSD files and work is being done to improve this feature.

The following is an interview with the developer.