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Faces Behind Popular Linux Distributions

Previously we shared Faces Behind Popular Programming Languages, however this time we would like to share some of the faces behind Ubuntu, Debian and Slackware. I am sure most of you would love to see who's face is behind Ubuntu as it is the most famous Linux distro of all time.


Mark Richard Shuttleworth

Mark Richard Shuttleworth (born 18 September 1973) is a South African entrepreneur who was the second self-funded space tourist and first African in space. Shuttleworth founded Canonical Ltd. and as of 2008, provides leadership for the Ubuntu operating system.


Ian Murdock

Ian Murdock (born April 28, 1973, in Konstanz, Germany) is the founder of the Debian distribution and Progeny Linux Systems, a commercial Linux company.


Patrick Volkerding

Patrick Volkerding (born 1966) is the founder and maintainer of the Slackware operating system. He is the Slackware Benevolent Dictator for Life. Volkerding earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1993.


Warren Woodford

Warren Woodford is a computer industry veteran who is perhaps best known as the developer of MEPIS Linux. From 2002 to 2007, Warren focused on developing MEPIS and building MEPIS related cross-platform applications for Linux and Mac OS, and even Microsoft Windows.

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