Get Windows Vista via Bittorrent

, posted: 12-Jun-2006 16:20

Windows Vista LogoChris Pirillo and Jake Ludington have created a torrent for Beta 2 of Windows Vista over at

Here's what they say:

The only official tracker for this torrent is found here at We're providing an MD5 hash to verify the file after download to make sure you're getting the real thing. If the torrent URL is anything other than the one from, don't download or install the file! We're staking our reputations on providing a clean ISO torrent here. There is no registration required to download this torrent.

This is not a crack, this is not a hack, this is not software piracy - it's unofficial mirroring with official validation. You can get a Windows Vista Beta 2 product key for free through Microsoft, as the OS won't install without one.

Update: As Mauricio Freitas noted on his blog, Chris and Jake have received a Cease and Desist nastygram from Microsoft's lawyers. The tracker at has been taken down. Lovely Evil Empire move there against Chris and Jake by Microsoft. Frown

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