Newhouse News: Companies Join Hobbyists in Building a Better Linux
Apr 30, 2004, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Francis)
"It was a little before 10 p.m. the last Saturday of March,
after Greg Kroah-Hartman's kids had gone to sleep in their home in
Washington County when he opened his laptop and realized his
problem was bigger than he thought.
"A string of e-mails from fellow software developers shared
dismaying news: The latest version of the Linux kernel had
unleashed a bug that was causing some computers in Europe to freeze
up when their owners plugged in peripheral devices such as a
joystick, webcam or printer..."