Topic: Holiday season updates
Many new DriverPacks were released recently.
Thank you to everyone who posted bug reports in our forums. You've helped make DriverPacks even better!
As usual, these DriverPacks have passed our testing-team's rigorous testing methods.
Many people continue to ask the question: "Why are the downloads only torrents now?" or "What happened to the direct downloads?"
Well, the answer is simple and has not changed:
"Greed killed the DriverPacks downloads."
Bit Torrent is now our sole means of distribution. Our donations dropped to a level that would no longer sustain the website AND download demands.
High-speed dedicated download servers are expensive and were the first to go. Then we lost our donated CDN bandwidth. Bit Torrent is now our only option left.
So, if you find DriverPacks useful AND you make money from their use (Enterprise/Commercial use), please strongly consider donating a fraction of your profits to DriverPacks to help sustain the efforts.
Donations have always been voluntary, but money is getting scarce.
As an alternative to donating money, many have volunteered to donate bandwidth by setting up a Bit Torrent Seed Server. More information is at the bottom of this page: http://driverpacks.net/donate
With the holidays and cold weather coming over the next few months, development of the DriverPacks will probably increase as the team spends less time outdoors and huddle up with our warm computers.