The Age: The Linux Distribution That's Always in the Black
Oct 05, 2002, 01:00 (39 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Many of today's new Linux users wouldn't have a clue as to who
Patrick Volkerding is. For the brigade whose main arguments are
over the merits of this GUI and that, the word Slackware wouldn't
ring a bell either.
"But for many others who jumped on the Linux bandwagon when it
was exclusively for geeks, Volkerding is a hero.
"In early 1993, he started the distribution called Slackware
which was basically an attempt to address many of the problems
people faced with SoftLanding System Linux, the first and only
commercial Linux at the time..."