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Microsoft working on file-sharing application


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Posted 18 June 2005 - 03:36 AM

" Microsoft is working on its own file-sharing application, code-named Avalanche. Unveiled at a Microsoft open house by its United Kingdom researchers in Cambridge, the project is the company's own take on peer-to-peer file-sharing technology such as BitTorrent."Published: June 17, 2005, 4:12 PM PDT By Jo Best - Special to CNET News.com "While Avalanche is based on a different system than BitTorrent, both are essentially used for the same purpose--to distribute large files between a number of users. In BitTorrent's case, that's largely downloading Linux distributions and cracked versions of movies. A Microsoft spokesman, however, said there was to be no network naughtiness with Avalanche..."
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