BitTorrent Lowers Lindows Costs
Downloading Lindows 4.5 via P2P file-sharing application BitTorrent cuts the cost in half.Last month, desktop Linux distributor Lindows.com began making its Linux CD images available for download via BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer file-transfer application thats popular for moving large files over the Internet. Ive used BitTorrent to download CD images in the past, but Lindows.com is the first company Ive seen that takes commercial advantage of the application.
By delivering its product on a P2P network, Lindows.com has boosted download capacity without additional hardware or bandwidth costs, and the company is passing savings to its customers. When delivered over BitTorrent, Lindows 4.5 costs $25, half the normal cost.
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