Would be great if Apple used some kind of P2P distribution system...

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by spaceballl, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    I'm not saying they have to use bittorrent, as Apple would probably want to seemlessly integrate the tech into their app store, installer, etc, but it would be awesome, if they had an opt-in check box some place to "distribute as you download" or something like that, which would enable P2P bittorrent style downloads for music, videos, apps, etc. Seems like a win-win for everyone. We get faster, more reliable downloads. They get less server load. I can't get Yosemite downloaded!!!! Keeps crapping out!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Nah, I don't think you'll see any major company embrace bit torrent - it has a bad rap. I think at one point VMware did, though I don't think so any more.

    I'm generally pleased with how things go with apple, so I don't see a need.
     
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    I'll have to agree to maflynn. I don't see a need for it either. P2P may complicate things more than help.
     
  4. spaceballl thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You said...
    I said..
    Doesn't need to be like bittorrent in any way other than it lets those who download also seed. No UIs would need to change or anything like that.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    What other P2P technology exists then?

    I know what you posted, but when people say P2P, they think bit torrent.

    Again, I think its a solution in search of a problem - just my $.02
     

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