Windows 10: Windows 10: Future updates can be delivered via P2P

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  1.    15 Mar 2015 #11

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Now this is a great idea.. it's about time MS thought about this!!
    They've used it for a while, I beleive it's techical term is 'Commercial Hybrid Content Delivery System'. Given the news they're now planning to use it for Windows Updates, at least I now know why I was previously jumped upon for critisizing it due to treating peoples PC's like P2P clients and using consumers bandwidth, hardware and energy to distribute content on the behalf of companies.
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       15 Mar 2015 #12

    ARC1020 said: View Post
    They've used it for a while, I beleive it's techical term is 'Commercial Hybrid Content Delivery System'. Given the news they're now planning to use it for Windows Updates, at least I now know why I was previously jumped upon for critisizing it due to treating peoples PC's like P2P clients and using consumers bandwidth, hardware and energy to distribute content on the behalf of companies.
    BitTorrent(i'm sure the backend for Microsoft's stuff is probably the same with some slight mods) for transferring files is extremely secure from tampering enroute. Either way.. the whole using consumers 'bandwidth, hardware, and energy?' No one cares so long as the connection terminates when the files finish downloading. The only thing they care about is getting their files in a timely manner at max download speed.

    Keep in mind if they distribute Windows 10 by the Web(and probably issue you an install disk if you want one by mail for $20 or so), you're probably talking at the minimum a 5-20 gig download. I actually expect them to make it on by default.

    Really.. nobody cares and its sort of expected as the sheer load from the first month is going to be ten shades of insane. Its going to dwarf anything that has come before it for sheer bandwidth usage.
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  3.    15 Mar 2015 #13

    ARC1020 said: View Post
    They've used it for a while, I beleive it's techical term is 'Commercial Hybrid Content Delivery System'. Given the news they're now planning to use it for Windows Updates, at least I now know why I was previously jumped upon for critisizing it due to treating peoples PC's like P2P clients and using consumers bandwidth, hardware and energy to distribute content on the behalf of companies.
    The only way that could happen is if the update files were stored on peoples computers. My thought/assumption is that MS will set up servers around the world that will store these update files and that's were the P2P will get them from..
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  4.    15 Mar 2015 #14

    chrisa said: View Post
    BitTorrent(i'm sure the backend for Microsoft's stuff is probably the same with some slight mods) for transferring files is extremely secure from tampering enroute. Either way.. the whole using consumers 'bandwidth, hardware, and energy?' No one cares so long as the connection terminates when the files finish downloading. The only thing they care about is getting their files in a timely manner at max download speed.

    Keep in mind if they distribute Windows 10 by the Web(and probably issue you an install disk if you want one by mail for $20 or so), you're probably talking at the minimum a 5-20 gig download. I actually expect them to make it on by default.

    Really.. nobody cares and its sort of expected as the sheer load from the first month is going to be ten shades of insane. Its going to dwarf anything that has come before it for sheer bandwidth usage.
    Why would it be 5 to 20 gig, it's an OS, not a Blu Ray file, more like 3 to 4 gig, if it's over 4.7gig it wouldn't fit on a DVD.
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       15 Mar 2015 #15

    BillyBob said: View Post
    Why would it be 5 to 20 gig, it's an OS, not a Blu Ray file, more like 3 to 4 gig, if it's over 4.7gig it wouldn't fit on a DVD.
    A lot of Operating systems are over 4.7 gig. My windows 7 re-installation disk is 5.23 gigs
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  6.    15 Mar 2015 #16

    groze said: View Post
    A lot of Operating systems are over 4.7 gig. My windows 7 re-installation disk is 5.23 gigs
    Im talking about original disks not one made up to reinstall your system, maybe I'm wrong, but I've never had one larger than 4.7gig.
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  7.    16 Mar 2015 #17

    chrisa said: View Post
    Really.. nobody cares and its sort of expected as the sheer load from the first month is going to be ten shades of insane. Its going to dwarf anything that has come before it for sheer bandwidth usage.
    MAYBE - MS will stagger the distribution of 10 based on the OS being upgraded.
    EX:
    month/week A - all Win 8 upgrades.
    month/week B - all Win 7 upgrades.
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  8.    16 Mar 2015 #18

    Hi there

    Several perfectly LEGIT Linux distros are distributed via Torrents -- Torrents only have a bad name because of where the trackers originate from (those sites blocked for distributing copyright material etc).

    -There's NOTHING wrong in legitimate torrents -especially in the days of decently fast Internet.

    S.E.T.I. (hardly a rogue organisation) often uses P2P systems in doing its work.

    cheers
    jimbo
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  9.    16 Mar 2015 #19

    If using the Linux distribution method, updates do not touch unofficial PC's - they are distributed via official repositories all around the world - works great.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       16 Mar 2015 #20

    Superfly said: View Post
    If using the Linux distribution method, updates do not touch unofficial PC's - they are distributed via official repositories all around the world - works great.
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