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Short Take: Slackware pioneer joins Penguin Computing

Linux computer maker Penguin Computing has hired a cofounder of the Slackware version of Linux. Brett Person now is a senior member of Penguin's technical support team, the company said. Slackware, popular among hobbyists, helped spread the Linux operating system during its early days. People with Linux credentials have been eagerly sought out by Linux companies such as Red Hat, Linuxcare and VA Linux Systems.

Linux computer maker Penguin Computing has hired a cofounder of the Slackware version of Linux. Brett Person now is a senior member of Penguin's technical support team, the company said. Slackware, popular among hobbyists, helped spread the Linux operating system during its early days. People with Linux credentials have been eagerly sought out by Linux companies such as Red Hat, Linuxcare and VA Linux Systems.