Monday, July 31, 2006

The little guy helps out Microsoft

It seems Microsoft is having trouble paying the (bandwidth) bills and along comes the "little guy" to help them out. I've previously mentioned Red Swoosh, a BitTorrent-like product that lets you proxy your files automatically so they get downloaded from any peers that currently have the file (or parts). This very similar to BitTorrent; the differences are that the download happens inside your browser, it doesn't require special preperation (as the Red Swoosh site handles the seeding), and requires only a tiny download. In fact, the latest version 2.0 of the Red Swoosh client has shrunk from 600KB to 72 KB!

So, if you want to download the Office 2007 beta without paying Microsoft $1.50 to cover thier bandwidth costs, just click me. [Via: Get the Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Beta]

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