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Security Breach Can't Halt Fedora 10's Debut

Nov 26, 2008, 12:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"The release of Fedora 10, codenamed Cambridge, had been delayed following the security breach in the Red Hat Fedora infrastructure. The launch also comes as Fedora is in the spotlight after Red Hat claimed that the distro has over 9.5 million machines running its software -- a figure that it would make it the most widely installed Linux distribution.

"Fedora insiders said the delay caused by the security breach didn't dramatically upset the distribution's launch timing.

""If you look at our original schedule we were supposed to release around Oct. 28 and here we are, four weeks later than what we expected," Paul Frields, Fedora's project leader, told InternetNews.com. The outage itself lasted about three weeks, he added, "and during that time, our infrastructure team nuked our infrastructure and rebuilt the entire thing.""

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