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Windows 10 Offers Peer-To-Peer (P2P) Updates

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The latest build of the upcoming Windows 10 operating system has been leaked online over the weekend and now reports have indicating that the new OS allows users to choose where they want to download updates from in a new peer-to-peer system.

The new feature allows users to download updates from servers other than those run by Microsoft. To be more specific, The Verge notes in a report that it allows between the option of downloading updates from other computers on your own internal network or from computers on your network or over the Internet.

Windows 10 is expected to be released to the public later this year.

CNET reports that the new P2P update system opens up the possibility of security and reliability concerns, however, the report also indicates that Microsoft would be aware of such potential pitfalls is likely to enact measures ensuring the safety and security of updates received from other computers over the web.

While the most recently leaked build is unofficial, the company has been rolling out new official builds to the Windows 10 Technical Preview on a somewhat regular basis, as the preview builds are released on both slow and fast intervals. The slowly released having the potential to be more stable than the those which are more quickly released.

Microsoft’s general manager indicated that the company has “probably been too conservative” when it comes to pushing out builds and so the updates should prove to be more frequent from here on out.

In other recent coverage of the tech giant here on Immortal News, the company dropped the Internet Explorer brand and is looking for a new name for Project Spartan, which is Internet Explorer’s replacement.

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