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Washington Post: New AOL Software Leaked to Web [Linux-based appliance code]

Aug 17, 2000, 15:30 (6 Talkback[s])
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"A working version of software being developed by America Online Inc. for its new generation of Internet-linked devices has leaked out to the World Wide Web, where it is being eagerly dissected by computer wonks."

"Some technology analysts suggest the leak could present a security problem for AOL, but the company said yesterday that there is no danger of a breach in the protection of users' personal information."

"The software--code-named "Gamera," after the flying turtle monster that battled with Godzilla--has been available for download on several rogue Web sites for at least a week. It is being developed by Dulles-based AOL for use in devices such as wireless pads and kitchen-counter computers, which are expected to hit the market this holiday season."

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