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You want to play with Fedora Core 6, Red Hat's newest distro for enthusiasts? Unless you were an early, early bird, who downloaded the software in the first hours of its release yesterday, it looks like you will have to wait a little longer.

For the Fedora site has taken an entirely predictable pounding - according to CNET there were 10,000 downloads in the first five hours. This is the problem with enthusiasts - they are so damned enthusiastic. But 2,000 downloads an hour? This is big, but not that big. Perhaps Red Hat could give the Fedora Project a beefy Unix box, or two.

For a while today, it was difficult to reach Fedora's front page. At time of writing, we can access this easily enough. Downloads are another matter: attempts are met with the following holding message.

We are working hard to bring fedora.redhat.com back up to its fully operational state.

Until then, please visit our BitTorrent tracker or list of mirrors if you are trying to download Fedora Core 6.

This way for FC6 download links. ®

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