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..."