Patrick Volkerding

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Patrick Volkerding

Name: Patrick Volkerding

Born: October 20, 1966

Computer-related contributions

  • Software engineer.
  • Manager and founder of the Slackware Linux distribution.
  • Slackware Benevolent Dictator for Life.

Significant publications

  • Linux System Commands (2000).
  • LINUX Configuration and Installation (1998).
  • Linux in Plain English (1997).
  • LINUX Programming (Mis Press Slackware Series) (1996).

Honors and awards

  • O'Reilly Open Source Award (2014).


"Besides, I think Slackware sounds better than 'Microsoft,' don't you?"