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Microsoft botched Vista MSDN Download

By pmcgrath ·
I have a MSDN universal subscription. So on Friday, while at work, I check the download page for the Vista RTM download. Sure enough it?s there. Figuring I?d play around with it this weekend, and having a faster connection at home, I decided to wait until I got home to download the 3 + GB .iso. By the time I got home, it was gone. No download listed. I started a chat with MSDN support and they said it was taken down because they couldn?t support the bandwidth. They were going to need to reconfigure and try again next week

5 years, and they weren?t ready for the download rush!? What the $#%@. Who was suppose to be responsible for this? They had to know it would be huge. With all the ?modeling algorithms? they have, they weren?t able to figure out how many servers and data lines they would need to get this out? Stupid, stupid, stupid. This company needs an enema. Their Zune player will be a failure. The only outcome from this will be more bad publicity. If they couldn?t handle the bandwidth, they shouldn?t have offered it as a download. I?m sure most people would have understood the reason not to publish a 3+ GB file on the internet. Anyway, BOOOOO Microsoft.

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Depends How You Look at It

by rkuhn In reply to Microsoft botched Vista M ...

All I ever hear in the media is how no one is interested in Vista, how it is a complete failure, how no one will be making the transition anytime soon.

Well, apparently from everyone I talk to, I hear one thing but see another.

While everyone is trashing MS and Vista, everyone also seems to have a copy and is planning on testing, deploying, etc.

But hey, like I expect anything different from the media and other sources. There is, contrary to popular opinion, a huge demand for Vista and a **** of a lot of bandwidth is going to be needed.

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Testing vs. transition

by jlessa In reply to Depends How You Look at I ...

Despite the media trashes MS and Vista, a new version of the worlds most popular OS always will be a huge event, and everyone, just like you said, wants to have a copy to test, deploy etc (I myself actually have a dual boot config in my machine with both system XP and Vista). I think this is pretty obviuos, but not for MS.

I still blaming MS, they was not prepared to this - once more. BOOOOO, MS!

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You are absolutely right!!

by TechExec2 In reply to Microsoft botched Vista M ...

I have NEVER had a problem downloading a Linux DVD!!

:^0 :^0 :^0

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I Have

by rkuhn In reply to You are absolutely right! ...

From the Indiana University servers. Numerous times even though they are the closest to me.

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I Have

by rkuhn In reply to You are absolutely right! ...

From the Indiana University servers. Numerous times even though they are the closest to me.

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Ahem

by NOW LEFT TR In reply to Microsoft botched Vista M ...

The download was not on offer when you were at home!

So I go in to a shop see an offer and think...I will get that on they way home tonight. I turn up at night only to find the offer gone due to high demand.

"Their Zune player will be a failure" - What does that have to do with anything?

"The only outcome from this will be more bad publicity" - What this post. You are an MSDN subscriber remember.

You used your MSDN subscription at home???? That is against the licence you know.

"I?m sure most people would have understood the reason not to publish a 3+ GB file on the internet" - Why, TTD factor?

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