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    Default Windows 10 to feature Bittorrent like update mechanisms

    Windows 10 Technical Preview build 1006 features an interesting option. The option as MS has put it is get updates from more than one source. Such sources can include PCs in the same network and other PCs on the internet as well just like a peer-peer mechanism ie the one used for torrents. Microsoft says that this will speed the update process- which it definitely will.

    The only problem lies here is that we are unaware of much details on this issue. Also it is yet to be seen how Microsoft plans to implement encryption and verification as update files can be tampered with in the p2p network. Most probably users will not be able to select the update source, and it will be determined by the fastest route automatically. Another thing which I feel MS will do is only offer a trusted list of mirrors.

    As MS works to implement and release updates on a rolling model and faster than before I think this will be the way to go about it especially in a country like India with slow internet speeds. Imagine if you could download Windows updates every week and then locally offer it to your university campus or office infra it will save a lot of time and bandwidth whilst everyone enjoys the features and the security patches provided by these updates. Offline updates are long due and lets see.
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    Interesting, thanks for sharing.

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    What!!!!!!! thats serious?? wow!!

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    MS works to implement and release updates on a rolling model and faster than before I think this will be the way to go about it especially in a country like India with slow internet speeds.
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