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From NEOWiN:

In an instant message chat, Microsoft has told the Windows Featured Communities that the demand for Windows Vista Beta 2 has been overwhelming. It is, in fact, the largest downloaded software in history. Currently, they are serving product keys out ten times faster then the downloads can be served. In fact, they are pumping out bits as fast as they can - any faster and there would be a measurable impact on the internet. In fact, I quote a Microsoft representive:

"So, we are literally saying that if we increased our bandwidth any further there's a possibilty of taking down the Internet - people might have problems with World Cup viewing, etc"

People who have recieved Vista Beta 2 product keys, but are unable to download, may need to wait a few days, up to one week. Microsoft encoruages users who want to try out Windows Vista Beta 2 to order the DVD. When they recieve the DVD in 1-4 weeks, install it, and activate it, they will be automattically guaranteed an RC1 upgrade.

www.neowin.net

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Teddy Rogers

Heh... Maybe they'll think about using torrent in any future betas. Thats what it was designed for... :rolleyes:

Ted.

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Teddy Rogers

Some movie companies and other big names have adopted the bittorrent protocol so I don't know why M$ would want to get all fluffed up over using it. Maybe they need to test the bittorrent engine for a couple of years first :rolleyes:

Since the beast has been released I've noticed connecting to some sites and servers in the US has been a little slow over the past couple of days. Hopefully all the hysteria about Beta 2 will fade over the next few days... :beta:

Ted.

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Guest Kai96

I have a hard time seeign the desire to have it. ITs got some of the most restrictive anti user features ever invented. Vista coupled with the on the mother board security chip will be abused by vendors against users.

Personally i will wait until those who ave the ability to kill the security chip connections.. release something to help user like myself..

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Teddy Rogers
The demand for the Windows Vista Beta2 faced by the US giant has overcome the capabilities of the servers reserved for the online delivery of the recently released operating system by the sheer amount of the simultaneous downloads.

On its Vista dedicated site, Microsoft posted a recommendation that asked the participants in the Customer Preview Program to rather order the DVD than attempt to download the program.

“We are experiencing extremely high download demand at this time. The wait time to start the download is very long and many customers may be unable to access the download site. To guarantee participation in the Customer Preview Program (to receive both Beta 2 and RC1) we recommend you use the DVD kit order option above,” Microsoft notes on the Vista order and download page.

According to company sources, the Redmond company has anticipated the level of demand but is ceiling on the resources available; an eventual increase in bandwidth could result in an overall collapse of the Internet or degrade its quality for the user because of the networks becoming saturated with the downloaded files.

Presently both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Vista Beta 2 are available for download in ISO format, the files size reaching 3.5 GB, respectively 4.4 GB. According to Microsoft, the estimated download time for the 32-bit version ranges between 4.5 hours on a Fast Cable/DSL 3.0 mbps connection and 64 hours on a Cable/DSL 256 kbps connection.

Ted.

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Teddy Rogers
Users can now use the full advantages of peer-to-peer decentralized connections to download Microsoft Vista Beta 2 at speeds superior to those that the Redmond Company is able to offer. On vistatorrent.com the English language versions of the 32-bit and 64-bit operating system's beta are available for immediate download.

“This is not a crack, this is not a hack, this is not software piracy - it's unofficial mirroring with official validation. You can get a Windows Vista Beta 2 product key for free through Microsoft, as the OS won't install without one,” reads an announcement posted on this site that is in no way affiliated to Microsoft Corp.

The large demand for Vista Beta 2 has crippled Microsoft's servers determining the Redmond Company to issue a recommendation to rather order the Vista DVD kit than to attempt to download it. It has also limited the number of downloads as it couldn't increase the bandwidth to further meet the continually increasing demand. Although Microsoft itself has considered the possibility of using torrent trackers to deliver the 3.5 and 4.4 GB Vista Beta 2 ISO files, it has, in the end, refuted this option and discourages Vista's download from all unofficial third-parties.

Ted.

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NEOWiN is talking crap with such titles as this one (as ussual)... This is only their strategy (journalist) to pay attention ...

MS is also using very modern way for D/L stuff :kick: via HTTP & sending DVD via post offices ...

... like swimming to the Mt. Everest :lol:

Just wonder how long will they need to use torrents ?? Even Hollywood started distribute with torrents (but the movie prices remains tha same :rolleyes: )

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