Microsoft Again Snubs Torrents

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winmaster

Why should Microsoft worry about hosting a 2GB file when they could host a 100KB official torrent and save a few bucks? That really wasn't a smart move, Microsoft. 

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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

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SANMANx

Ok it was one day late...but after that, there were no problems at all for anybody to download. It's so funny how people get all butt hurt about this. M$ knows it will end up on a torrent anyway so why would they bother. 

 

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dankers

Guys it's been on torrents for weeks if not months. In fact I'm pretty sure it was reported right here on MPC. It just wasn't M$ that uploaded it.

Is that a skin for  µtorrent or just a gadget?

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Pball1224

I thought the same thing but don't forget that Microsoft originaly had set a limit on the number of downloads. Had the stuck to the limited download plan, officially supporting torrents would be a bad idea from their perspective.

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Evilmale

i think this is one of those wtf moments where you have to wonder WHY?!?!? i mean arent a lot of large files of free software run off of torrent and directly downloadable?

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I Jedi

I agree with the torrents idea and all that good jazz for W7, but couldn't someone just have uploaded the 32-bit and/or 64-bit version of W7 to a torrent site when they got it the day of the launch of W7 beta? I guess I'm not tracking too well on why someone in the community couldn't of done this right after the release? I mean, I get the arguemental point about Microsoft not doing it themselves to lessen the load on their servers, but common, is there really a need to scream about this? It is Microsoft after all that we're talking about here. Of course they're not going to publicy release their shit on a torrent site. At least, as far as I know as of right now or in the foreseeable future. 

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