Windows Vista Beta 2: Largest Software Download in History

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  1. madmatt

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    In an instant message chat, Microsoft has told the Windows Featured Communities that the demand for Windows Vista Beta 2 has been overwhelming. It is, in fact, the largest downloaded software in history. Currently, they are serving product keys out ten times faster then the downloads can be served. In fact, they are pumping out bits as fast as they can - any faster and there would be a measurable impact on the internet.

    People who have recieved Vista Beta 2 product keys, but are unable to download, may need to wait a few days, up to one week. Microsoft encoruages users who want to try out Windows Vista Beta 2 to order the DVD. When they recieve the DVD in 1-4 weeks, install it, and activate it, they will be automattically guaranteed an RC1 upgrade.

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  2. pluto

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    RC1 upgrade for free?
     
  3. madmatt

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    The cycle goes like this: Beta 1, Beta 2, Release Canidate 1, Release Canidate 2, RTM
     
  4. Grandmaster

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    Well it is 3.2 GB :p
     
  5. madmatt

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    I think they mean most downloads ever.