Friday, June 17, 2005 | Microsoft readies BitTorrent alternative | Microsoft readies BitTorrent alternative: "Researchers at Microsoft's (Profile, Products, Articles) Cambridge, England, labs are developing a file-sharing technology that they say could make it easier to distribute big files such as films, television programs and software applications to end-users over the Internet.
Code-named Avalanche, the technology is similar to existing peer-to-peer (P-to-P) file swapping systems such as BitTorrent's, in the sense that large files can be divided into many smaller pieces to ease their distribution. End users request the file parts from other users' hard drives and reassemble them to create the original file. "

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