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Vista Beta torrent site shut down

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    Microsoft has recently shut down a website that was created to help distribute Vista Beta 2 over torrent. Interestingly enough, Microsoft earlier complained about the troubles they are having supporting all of the downloads. A Microsoft spokesperson said "Demand for Beta 2 has been huge - which was expected. But we are hitting ceilings on bandwidth. Right now we are serving out product keys 10x faster than we can serve the downloads. Already this is the biggest software download event in history. We are pumping out bits as fast as we can. If we pushed out bits any faster there would be a measureable impact for the Internet". It wouldn't surprise me if Microsoft takes their idea and sets up their own torrent now.

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    I don't get why more sites don't use torrenting, it would ease pressure on their servers so much.
     
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    What propaganda...

    I bet people are lined up just champing at the bit to get screwed over again by Bill Gates and MICROSUCKS with Vista. Anyone foolish enough to buy or use Vista deserves exactly what they get.
     
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    I guess ppl aare really interested in getting it, but i dout that many ppl will buy it when it first comes out.
     
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    heh, I'm going to, but I'm still keeping XP Pro :) on a seperate partition.
     
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    People, with feedback like I quote? VISTA is going to be a hit imo...

    A DIRECT QUOTE FROM THE ARTICLE HERE:

    "A Microsoft spokesperson said "Demand for Beta 2 has been huge - which was expected. But we are hitting ceilings on bandwidth. Right now we are serving out product keys 10x faster than we can serve the downloads. Already this is the biggest software download event in history. We are pumping out bits as fast as we can. If we pushed out bits any faster there would be a measureable impact for the Internet"

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    Folks, I have a 'funny feeling' that VISTA is going to be a BIG hit... naysayers notwithstanding.

    (Especially w/ feedback of that nature which I quoted above - this indicates curiousity @ least, & potential future demand for it imo!)

    Mainly, I feel this way also because how much has improved in it (technically, beneath the covers, even over Windows Server 2003 for security + reliability, but also of course for its new "Aero Glass" interface shell).

    I say that (editing now) mainly because imo, this OS is as huge a leap in its design as Windows 2000 was over NT 4.0... & that, was big.

    (Not as much as say, 3.x to 9x, or 9x to NT types, but large changes occured & for the better)

    :)

    * Anyways/anyhow - We'll have to wait & see on my speculation here, of course... but, if history's any indicator? MS does well on OS releases (Windows ones, there was a couple of DOS' like 4.0 that weren't "huge hits"), everytime.

    APK

    P.S.=> Plus, you have to figure this (and, I've noted it more in women than men): Some folks want the "latest/greatest", just for appearance's sake... not technical superiority like computer enthusiasts or car fiends do to get a better/faster/more efficient rig, but just to say they DO have the "state-of-the-art"... more of a "fashion statement" imo! apk
     
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    For me that depends whether they sort out the bootloader! The reason I'm not using Vista at the moment is because the bootloader didn't display correctly on my monitor so it was difficult to boot to XP with Vista installed. I guess if Vista was my main OS it wouldn't matter so much.
     
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    You know, I haven't tried it (I rarely do until these things finalize, & the nature of work I do isn't really affected by this (typically that's MIS/IS/IT database programming) like it is for drivers coders for instance).

    BUT, I see your point: That said, I'd wager you're NOT the only guy hitting this wall, & that others are reporting their hassles in that capacity too - this IS what "beta test cycles" are largely about imo!

    :)

    * They'll have it cleared up by release time I'd wager... I can assure you, it is in MS' best interests, especially nowadays! Many "enthusiasts" of all types in the PC world tend to dual boot nowadays (just to learn & also imo, to have a 2nd OS installation, which can save your tail @ times & your data)...

    APK
     
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    To be honest I don't think i can blame M$ for it, I think it is my cheap monitor - I just don't get what was wrong with the good old standard bootloader they've used with XP. I probably could have set the XP bootloader up to work but I decided to put Ubuntu back on that partition and get used to open source, hopefully the future of PCs.
     
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    Makes me wonder as well, but I'd wager it's probably something security-oriented, imo @ least, because MS is pretty into "backward compatibility/legacy hardware + software support"...

    There is a HUGE "push" @ MS to 'do the right thing' in this area, & I suspect it is security... but, I could be wrong, it's happened before (especially when I "speculate" & don't "hands-on investigate").

    Nothing wrong w/ that @ all, & I don't know your age & occupation, but you're GOING to run into Linux & UNIX out there in the corporate world, no questions asked (most likely).

    Learning other OS' gui shells & scripting commandsets (as well as making them interoperate) is only going to do YOU, right.

    I've often wondered WHY it is that "Open-Source" free OS' haven't knocked the chocolate out of MS by now... it makes sense that "free" would!

    I think it is the "corporate american IS/IT/MIS mgt. philosophy" of "nobody ever got fired for buying IBM" (replace the latter with MS now)...

    E.G.-> I know for instance, that compilers like Delphi beat the HECK out of VB (all forms) & MSVC++ (and can prove this easily via articles done in, of all places, VB Programmer's Journal... to name one) & on more levels than you would imagine for diff. kinds of programs for diff. purposes.

    I often asked mgt. WHY they were SO "Visual Studio" oriented & that is the answer I got more or less - MS will be here for good... will Borland?

    * Good article @ Slashdot regarding this very thing today, here:

    http://it.slashdot.org/it/06/06/18/0526244.shtml

    Take a read...

    APK

    P.S.=> See, 1 thing MS' has proven is, once you get a lead, you tend to keep it... as long as you STAY "top-dog" out there, & maybe not even technically (as evidenced by the compiler example I noted above), but more financially...

    They also have shown that developers, when given monetary incentive, tend to produce better work (makes sense, gotta keep yourself &/or family fed + clothed etc.)... the url above tends to explore that more! apk
     
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