Good. No matter how good a cause, it's an important principal that it's my computer, my network bandwidth, my responsibility and my choice. If I can't stop software from being automaticly installed it is no longer my computer.
It's one thing if I can torrent from several Microsoft servers at once. MSFT FTP servers usually give me pretty good speed anyway.
But downloading or sharing SP2 on P2P? No way. I would never ever put a system update on my computer that I wasn't resonably confident was delivered directly from Microsoft!
As for the size, I don't care. As long as I can download and save it on CD to bring over to my non-broadband friends.
This is changing very quickly. In the younger generation having a land line at all is no longer taken for granted. Having broadband and a mobile works just as well. Here in Sweden they scrapped long distance a few years ago, so now it's the same rate for
any domestic call. And flat rate for off peak is available.
Using three mobile phones is nothing unusual. I have one for work, one private, and one prepaid. The third one is for things like if I need to register on a web site to get some free service, or if I don't want to bring my more expensive phone along to the
pub. Like a "Hotmail phone". My wife has a phone of her own of course, and one for work.
I think Microsoft will have to do it's homework very well to compete in this market. Slow interfaces, battery hungry phones, and instability just isn't an option. And I'm pretty sure this is one platform people won't accept having to run a virus scan and update