Gary Nebbett first started working with operating systems when he joined the MultiMIRTOS development team at Standard Telecommunication Laboratories immediately after graduating from London University in 1982. (MultiMIRTOS was a real-time embedded operating system for the Intel 8086 processor.) An interest in operating systems having been awakened, Gary tried to develop tools to trace system calls, reconstruct deleted files, and capture network traffic whenever he subsequently encountered an operating system (such as, VMS, UNIX, or NT). Gary lives in Basel, Switzerland. In his free time he enjoys squash, cross-country skiing, walking in the Alps, mountain biking in the Black Forest, and tackling the occasional cryptic crossword. He has seldom been known to decline the offer of another glass of port (preferably accompanied by some more Stilton).