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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..."

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