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Microsoft Challenges BitTorrent; Cohen Calls "Vaporware"

Jun 21, 2005, 14:30 (2 Talkback[s])

GeekInformed: Microsoft Goes Head to Head with BitTorrent

"Microsoft unveiled it's own file-sharing application--code-named Avalanche--during an open house by its U.K. researchers in Cambridge.

"Avalanche is Microsoft's own take on peer-to-peer file sharing technology like BitTorrent. While both technologies are distinct under the hood, both are designed to share large files between many users. BitTorrent seems to be most popular for downloading Linux distributions or copies of movies..."

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ZDNet Australia: BitTorrent Creator Slams Microsoft's Methods

"Microsoft's proposed competitor to BitTorrent is 'vapourware' and its paper on the subject is 'complete garbage,' BitTorrent founder Bram Cohen claims.

"Writing in his blog about Microsoft's planned 'Avalanche' distributed file-sharing solution, Cohen said people were taking the product too seriously..."

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