Yesterday, July 29, was the day Windows 10 became available for download not only for Windows Insiders but for any customer who might want it. Many worried the internet might not be able to handle so many simultaneous downloads, but there were no adverse reactions across the World Wide Web as millions of people in offices, homes, and other locations downloaded 3.5 GB worth of data on their high-speed internet connections.
More from ZDNet:
Some people had feared that the Internet, or at least Microsoft’s servers, might crack under the strain. After all, the Brazilian 2014 World Cup,Apple’s iOS 8 release, and the first episode of the Game of Thrones all faltered under user demand.
That’s not happening with Windows 10. I sought in vain on Reddit, Twitter, and other social networks for anyone having real trouble downloading Microsoft’s latest operating system. I couldn’t find a soul facing a major Internet traffic jam. Of course, if you have, say, a 4MBps DSL connection, it’s still going to take you just under two hours to download it.
Some people feared that Windows 10 download traffic could break the Internet with traffic peaks of up to 40 Terabits per second (TBps). That doesn’t seem to be happening.
It could be that not as many people are downloading Windows 10 as expected. It could also be that high-speed internet from major carriers is improving its infrastructure, as more and more companies get into the game and focus their attentions on that rather than landline phone company service or cable television. Either way, it’s working. For now.