Windows 10 will receive a BitTorrent-like technology to download updates

Windows 10 will receive a BitTorrent-like technology to download updates

Snared  platform assembly 10036 Windows 10 Technical Preview gives an idea of some of the new features that may appear in future versions of Windows. For example, the opportunity to receive updates not only directly from Microsoft, but also from other places, including personal computers in the local network and even other computers on the Internet.

The new section of Windows Update setting appeared not get updates from a single server, and from a variety of sources – is, as listed in the description, allows you to upload and receive updates faster. It seems that in Windows 10 software giant decided to build technology that are similar to those BitTorrent, allowing you to distribute the load between the users to download updates, instead of downloading all the data directly from servers Microsoft.

Windows 10 will receive a BitTorrent-like technology to download updates

Of course, to choose the system that is used for loading, do not have to – everything will happen automatically. While this approach certainly will accelerate the flow of updates, it can also cause new security problems: allowing computers running Windows 10 to communicate with each other to get updates, the company at the same time opens up new channels for the spread of malicious software in case of detection of intruders security holes.

Expedited shipping updates on devices with Windows 10 – one of the priorities Microsoft, which tends to increase the rate of release of new features and improvements. There are rumors that Microsoft can do to stop the release of new major version of the operating system, focusing on the constant updating and expanding the functionality of Windows 10. Starting the new OS is expected in the second half of the year.

Source: Softpedia

Windows 10 will receive a BitTorrent-like technology to download updates updated: March 16, 2015 author: Jonathan Davis