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CentOS + Oklahoma Story

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Published on 26 March 2006 01:00 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Red Hat
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CentOS, The Community ENTerprise Operating System, almost struck a frivolous legal battle this past week when the city manager for Tuttle, Oklahoma felt that CentOS developers hacked their web-site and this manager wanted to report these "bad guys" to the FBI. What did this problem turn out to be, nothing more than the default test page after the installation of this Linux distribution.... How Jerry A. Taylor could even win an elected position is something. All of the email conversations can be read at the CentOS website.

Who gave you permission to invade my website and block me and anyone else from accessing it??? Please remove your software immediately before I report it to government officials!! I am the City Manager of Tuttle, Oklahoma.


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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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