You can disable it though.
Come to think of it. I wonder why isn't Linux doing the same thing.
Sure it raises some privacy issues, but that wouldn't be that hard to make.
It's cool to see that Microsoft is stepping up their game. That and the FLOSS package manager it will ship it are making me kinda excited for it despite it being closed source for the most part.
Uploads among consumers is an untapped resource.
Surprising that smaller projects don't do this more.
But for MS it enables simple LAN transfers. Which is a big win. Don't have to rely on proxy storage for updates.
>>windows preview build is already miles ahead of all linux distros
The Package manager isn't in yet, so for now, not really.
>centralized dependency checking/resolving tools are shit anyways... i like to manually download installers from dubious sources every week to run the installation process again. i also enjoy forgetting critical updates, and updating my path manually when upgrading tools that I used often from the command line
If you're not using package manager to keep your production environment up to date you're a dumbass and you're wasting your time.
What do you win by installing your closed-source software from other people? What do you win by having an open package manager to distribute closed-source software. It seems just using the buzzwords people want to hear as a fucking placebo.
Microsoft wins when people share updates p2p, takes load off their server.
What do you win by having a package manager? Assuming it's done correctly and the repos are safe, you save a lot of time when you don't have to search for the correct architecture package for your OS from the author's website. It also makes updating your software much easier.
That would be neat to have the answer to that question. Maybe the new releases of Windows Server will include a way to do something like this for private networks.
This line of reasoning is closer to the traditional way big companies and universities run linux package repository mirrors.
GREAT for fucking IT guys.
Bad for people who live in shitty countries with shitty upload speed and data caps, luckily Im not one of those poor bastards, still will disable/block that shit.
>IE turning into a halfway decent browser with good security
>fucking built-in package manager, finally
>the only company making VR that isn't a Rift-clone, even though their OS will be compatible with it
>that cool as hell looking design
Is Microsoft... actually innovating? And doing it well?
Maybe Rob Pike was right after all.
>This is actually cool but I bet it will be made by a bunch of curry people faggots thus making in insecure and full of security holes making it easy for anyone with two working brain cells to exploit it leading to malware being spread p2p
The only there that's "catching up" is the built-in package manager, you silly goose. Even then, it's only catching up with GNU/Linux distros. OSX still doesn't have a built-in package manager, despite having more of a unix/bsd base than Windows.
Oh boy, I sure would love Windows update taking up bandwith for nothing. Why not also mine Buttcoins for Microsoft with my idle CPU time?
you guys are fags, IE is still the most insecure piece of shit, nothing has changed except of Microsoft sugar-coating it with a little bit of useless snakeoil.
>Is Microsoft... actually innovating? And doing it well?
Most of the "new features" like workspaces and package managers were already part of other operating systems 15 years ago. The other new features are useless crap.
See above, put that shit into the XBox if you want not on a computer.
>that cool as hell looking design
>everyone is doing VR shit now, even Valve
>Microsoft want people to actually use IE again
>muh flat design
They're borrowing ides left and right to stay relevant (and apparently hiring smart people in order to stay alive too).
when i was in college ALL P2P traffic was blocked, and you could get in trouble for trying to do it. that means when win10 rolls out I assume that loads of people will not only not be able to use their internet in their dorms but they'll be behind on updates, and vulnerable to exploits
Win 7 Update already takes an hour to download a gigabyte of updates on my 50 Mbps connection. It's only going to get worse AND/OR use my fucking internet connection against my will whenever it wants.
They've had that for a quite a while, WSUS. You store the updates locally and distribute them to the lan to prevent every single workstation on the network making the exact same individual download from ms thus wasting bandwidth for everyone.
The key difference here seems to be it's gone full botnet tier over the wan instead of just locally.
>all these posts from people who will download or pirate an OS from a p2p site
>but complain about having the option to update their OS over a p2p system
this. this has the potential to be a huge fucking disaster. everyone updating better hope to hell that there is good file verification in place because you can bet there will be people attempting to send malicious code
Peer-to-peer filesharing is perfectly safe, you dipshits. You guys sound like my grandma.
>Stop!! Don't download Mambo No. 5 for me from that filesharing site, it's probably a virus hacker!! you never know with those things!! Just buy it on iTunes, ABC News told me torrenting was dangerous!
yeah, half-assed p2p updaters have never been exploited before
>didn't u watch the fox news anon, those hackers blew up a van!!
I hope you uninstalled your torrent client dude, that shit's dangerous for you and everyone knows it's been exploited before.