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CNET News: Web Leak of Linux lets Hat Out of the Bag

Sep 26, 2002, 13:00 (63 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Parts of the newest version of Red Hat's Linux software slipped onto the Internet Wednesday, nearly a week before the operating system's official release date, giving glimpses of a product with a new focus on mainstream computer users.

"Web surfers were able to download software updates and release notes describing what's in the package at a third-party download site, according to postings to a Red Hat mailing list. The site no longer has the packages.

"'It's inevitable that packages start to leak out,' Red Hat spokeswoman Leigh Day said. The company plans to release the Red Hat 8 software on Monday, including the 'ISO' files, from which installation CD-ROMs can easily be made, Day said..."

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