Torrent Distro

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Tue Feb 22 09:25:06 GMT 2005

On Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 01:25:24PM -0700, Lorne G wrote:
> I was wondering if you wonderful people at FreeBSD have considered releasing
> FreeBSD as a bit torrent. I recently visited the slackware site and they
> provide links to torrents for the ISO CD images. I thought it was a really
> good idea and the download times were awesome. Don't worry FreeBSD is still
> my choice for easy of use and stability. Just a suggestion.

Yes.  The latest release is certainly available as a torrent, and
documented as such in the release announcement:

Release via torrent is still considered experimental, which is
probably why it isn't mentioned more prominently on the web site.


5.3-RELEASE is also available as a torrent.  



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