Thanks Microsoft

Isambard thought I was nuts when I started accusing his new computer of killing the internet.  But the fact was, when he was home, the internet sucked.  When he was at work, the internet was fine.

The new computer has Windows 10. Sure enough Microsoft has come up with new ways to stab its users in the back:

Microsoft launched Windows 10 on July 29 and offered a free upgrade to Windows 7,8 and 8.1 users, and for anyone who wants to download it. But, handling millions of simultaneous 3.5GB downloads is quite difficult for the company.

So, in order to cope up with the issue, Microsoft has baked a new feature into its latest desktop operating system that uses the torrent-style approach to obtain software updates, allowing Windows 10 users to download updates from other users.

WUDO [Windows Update Delivery Optimization] works a lot like torrents work. Your computer running Windows 10 is used as part of a peer-to-peer network to deliver software updates faster to others, each person distributing a little bit of the files across multiple computers and helping everyone download updates quickly.

Because if Microsoft’s servers can’t handle it, I’m sure my WiFi which can’t handle three people watching Netflix at the same time will be just fine.

 

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