Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Jan 2009 20:05 UTC
Windows As promised, Microsoft has released the beta to Windows 7 to the general public a few hours ago. Don't get your hopes up yet, though, as Microsoft's servers are completely hammered right now - which isn't too hard to imagine, seeing the 2.5 million download limit Microsoft imposed. This probably led to everyone rushing to Microsoft's servers to get their hands on the beta, clogging the servers (2.5m times a 3GB image file, do the math). You will have to be patient, and hope for the best if you want the beta and its product key. The beta will expire August 1st, 2009.
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Torrents!!
by motang on Sat 10th Jan 2009 14:18 UTC
motang
Member since:
2008-03-27

They should have used Bittorrent...it would have gone much better for Microsoft...learn from Linux distro Microsoft!

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RE: Torrents!!
by Auxx on Sat 10th Jan 2009 15:34 in reply to "Torrents!!"
Auxx Member since:
2007-04-05

It is good merketing move and this is what Linux distrod must learn from MS. Do you really think MS could not setup BT or buy a few thousand servers a day before? Lol!

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