Don’t feel like waiting for the CD to arrive or Windows Update to have magically downloaded … here’s your chance to get the XP SP2 update now.
In case you haven’t noticed, we at Downhill Battle big fans of BitTorrent– a filesharing technology that decentralizes the distribution of large files from websites. Last week we launched p2pcongress.org to distribute video from Congress’s hearing on the INDUCE Act. And today, we’re announcing:
It’s a site that links to BitTorrent files of the Windows XP Service Pack that Microsoft has announced. Microsoft is limiting their release of this update due to bandwidth concerns, and we’re taking this chance to show that p2p technology can get the file out to anyone who wants it, without massive server requirements. We’re not doing this to help Microsoft (believe me), but rather as a demonstration of why p2p is valuable. [Download the Windows XP Service Pack 2]