Stupid Microsoft Download Trick

Microsoft has released a free version of Microsoft SQL Server called “Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition”: Their hope is, in part, to compete better for mindshare with with “mySQL”: and “Postgress”: among price concious developers.

It looks to be a fairly capable offering, so I was going to give it a try. Unfortunately, for some bizzare reason, Microsoft’s servers are only delivering it at 30kb/s. Since I chose the “advanced version” which comes with various extra features, that means I’ve been waiting for 40 minutes, and I’ve got another 40 minutes to go.

I could have downloaded the latest version of Postgres with bittorrent and installed it by now.

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