Vista torrent pulled



Several days ago I mentioned vistatorrent.com that had copied the Windows Vista download into a bittorrent tracker and allowed bittorrent downloads of the DVD iso. Well, they’ve received a cease and desist order as thanks for their efforts. Some are saying the fact that the download servers are slammed to the point MS is recommending that people order the DVD for a shipping charge is proof that Windows Vista is eagerly anticipated and that the response trumps any open source release. Well, ok – I’ve got to say I was interested to see it for all the press it’s been getting (and I’m sure WILL get), and in 12 months I’ll likely be trying to support it, so I wanted to dip the toes in now. I don’t plan on running it on a desktop myself. In fact the last 24 hours I’ve been on a quest to install it in a virtual machine and I’ll pass along details of that in another post.


I really must say though, they’ve released it as a public beta and on the one hand claim to want it to be widely downloaded and tested, I don’t understand why MICROSOFT didn’t host their own bittorrent to simplify the distribution of the iso. I can understand their concerns about a third party offering it as they can’t vouch for the authenticity of it.

It should also be noted that Chris Pirillo (who was hosting the torrent) has some Windows Vista Feedback and 65 more vista mistakes….

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