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..."