Red Hat 9 (shrike) was yesterday released to the FTP servers for Red Hat Network
Being that Linux users are an impatient lot, it was made available quickly through the new
open source P2P system BitTorrent (see http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/
I have downloaded it and burnt it to 3 CDs. (No docs/SRPMs yet.) I've copied it for
Greig McGill, and I'll give it to Matthias Dallmeier at lunchtime. Anyone who wants a
copy _today_ is advised to hop onto #wlug on IRC and organise something with Matthias, who
is looking after wider public distribution. Otherwise, posts to the list will probably
quickly result in offers of copies.
Next: Knoppix 3.2, which I haven't DLed because it changes almost daily!
Side note: while some people may suggest that we should be supporting Red Hat Ltd. and not
'copying' the release that they have released earlier for paying customers, think
of it this way: by downloading it P2P with BitTorrent, all the people who would have
hammered the main site come a week from now will have just saved Red Hat Ltd. a lot of
money in bandwidth charges.
Side side note: BitTorrent wasn't nearly as fast a method for downloading as everyone
made out on Slashdot!