LWN.net: Roswell: the second sighting - available now (Red Hat 7.2 Second Beta)
Aug 21, 2001, 22:50 (22 Talkback[s])
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Red Hat wants you to know that the second beta release of
Roswell (7.2) is in better shape than the first:
"Recent reports, however, show even more odd events. "I
went back to the same place I'd seen it before," said one
distressed townsperson. "What I'd seen before was gone - there was
SOMETHING else out there. It looked more complete; while some of
the stuff that I saw last week was completely smashed and unusable,
this new evidence is almost recognizable."
Other Roswell enthusiasts confirmed. "What's there now is
definitely different; it seems to be a completely new reworking of
the technology. I'd guess nearly a third of it appears to have
changed in one way or another."
Experts caution against unsafe deployment of technology gained
from these incidents, though. "I wouldn't put anything based on
this into production." said one scientist. "I mean, this stuff just
fell out of the sky! Any computer you install this on could start
being used by THEM to construct sophisticated mind-control devices.
Or, more likely, it would just catch fire and melt down. However,
if that does happen, we'd want to know about it."