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. Read the interview at TheAge.